Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dear Children

Dear Children,

We saw God's creation this weekend in all His glory. We saw trees as tall as giants, thousands of years old, reaching to heaven, incomprehensible in size. We saw mountains majestic, wrapped in blankets of clouds. We witnessed such a small piece of the glory of God, of His testimony to us of His greatness. 

Remember that.

Because one day someone is going to try to tell you it all evolved over millions of years from the nothingness of a Big Bang. One day someone is going to plant seeds of doubt in your mind and make you wonder if maybe you can actually logically explain it all away.

Children, don't believe them. Don't let them steal the joy and the wonder of believing in Someone so much bigger than you, Someone so much more than you. Because we're just not all we'd like to make ourselves out to be. And people try to make God small, so they don't have to fear Him, so they can be in control, so they can be all-knowing and all-powerful.  But in trying to make God small, understandable, explainable, we rob ourselves of joy.

Never let them steal the awe of creation out of your soul with their studies and facts and speculations. That feeling in your gut, in your very being, when you stand gaping so small at the base of a tree...a tree for goodness sakes!!! Never lose that feeling of being so small, so humbled that your heart just knows God HAD to create this with His very words because no other explanation really speaks to the testimony of the intricacy of what you're seeing, feeling, and experiencing.

Only the words of the Alpha Omega God could design the beauty in this world, giving us just a small peak into His own glory. Only His words.

And don't feel like you have to defend yourself to the critics, the skeptics, the non-believers. There are facts to support what your soul already knows if you feel called to know, but there's also Genesis 1 and Job 12:7-10 and Psalm 19:1-4 and Romans 1:20 and Deuteronomy 29:29. And that's all you really need. The faith of a child that you have now that still just simply believes. Never lose that.

After all these years, your Mama stills feels giddy like a child in the presence of God's creation. It may be one of the few areas of my life that I haven't allowed the world's view to completely jade, and I pray I could gift that to you as well--the joy of the innocence of childlike faith. See God, children. See Him in everything. See Him all around you, but my prayer is that you grow to see Him in you, the pinnacle of His creation and the apple of His eye.  If you want to know who you are children, how you were created, how you came into existence and for what purpose--seek Him. Ask Him.  Find Him, for He is not far from each one of us (Acts 17:27), and He will tell you exactly who He says you are, who He created you to be (1 Peter 2:9).

With all my hope in Christ for your future,
Your Mama

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