I had a lovely lunch date with the boy Friday. A monkey-bar jumping off incident led us to the doctor’s office for a sprained foot.
“I don’t think that was a wise decision,” said the boy.
And thus we were gifted a short school day and three hours of stolen moments between doctor’s appointments. Just us.
We were never meant for crumbs. Jesus invited us to linger at the banquet. Linger in His presence and savor Him until our hearts are full, not act as if He begrudges to look the other way while we raid the dumpster out back.
The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.” Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them. -Mark 10:13-16, The Message