Something hit me this morning at mass. It wasn’t in the readings, or the homily, or even the music. It was in the two year old sitting in front of me. Sometimes the Holy Spirit gets pretty creative in how He wants to speak to you. …but I guess this isn’t the first time God showed us something in the form of a baby 😉
As the little girl in the pew ahead of me wiggled & giggled, hopped between parents and babbled through the songs, the joy just radiated off her face! It didn’t matter that she had no idea what was going on or what was going to happen next – she was perfectly content. Content just to be alive!
She had full trust that her parents knew what was going on and would supply her with all her needs.They’d get her where she needed to go, when she needed to be there, with all she could ever need or want. All she had to think about was… well, nothing.
She could just be. Just sit back and smile, watch the world around her with awe and wonder… just take it all in.
Couldn’t we all (me especially) learn something from this beautiful child of God?
The bible tells us to have a childlike faith. “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 18:3
So just as this child had full faith in her mother and father, even more so should we have faith in our Heavenly Father to take care of us… for the bible says, “Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.” -Isaiah 49:15.
From someone having such great parents that have always been there to provide all I need and more, the thought of my Heavenly Father taking care of me even more than that just blows my mind. But it’s true!
So this holiday season, for all of us control-loving, planners out there – let’s try to let go of the anxiety and in its place, take up the peace that comes with knowing our Father will fulfill all His glorious plans for us in His perfect timing; and all we have to do is sit back, giggle & wiggle and take in the world around us with wonder and awe.
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the LORD, may it be done to me according to your word.” -Luke 1:38.