Approaching Life with Joy
My wife and I recently had our adorable little granddaughter to babysit for the day. What a doll! And what a little dynamo! From the moment she arrived, she was off and crawling; bouncing back and forth between her grandmother and I; flitting from one place to another with all of the joy, happiness, and innocent excitement that only such a contented infant can possess. No Coronavirus or other such all-consuming fear or anxiety in that little head or heart, no sir! The only thing on earth that seems to even remotely matter to her is that she gets to eat when she’s hungry. And for that, as well as for help standing when she’s stumbling; someone to hold her when she’s hurting; the safe chest to fall asleep on when she’s tired; and/or anything and everything else she wants or needs; she simply knows, trusts, and turns to her mother, father, or, as was the case that day, to her grandparents when she’s with us.
What a wonderful example for us as God’s children today (Gal. 3:26-27)! To go about our daily business so joyfully, contentedly, and without worry (Ro. 15:13; Phil. 4:13; Matt. 6:25-34), that we just spread smiles and happiness wherever we go. To know and trust without any doubt whatsoever, that our heavenly Father will always: feed us when we’re hungry (Matt. 5:6, 7:9-11; 1 Ptr. 2:2-3); help us stand firm when we would otherwise fall (Eph. 6:10-13); hold us close when we’re hurting the most (Rom. 8:35-39); and be the safe refuge upon Whom we can rest when we’re weary (Matt. 11:28-29).
Let us always remember that Jesus said in Matt. 18:3-4, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Let us be those little children of God, living our daily lives in complete trust of our heavenly Father and His power to protect and provide for us. God bless!