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BIBLE TEXT: Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
PERSONAL REFLECTION: So we were on a family vacation at Disney World last September and within our first 15 minutes in our first park, Magic Kingdom, the Lord spoke to me in such a powerful and moving way that I almost had to leave my family standing there just so I could weep in a corner because I didn’t know if I could hold it back.
This will probably sound completely stupid to most everyone, but here it goes….
We had only made it past the entrance gates when a little girl, probably about 6 years old, was standing beside a crouched Cinderella for a photo op. But as the parents were trying to capture the perfect picture, their little girl just stared at Cinderella in amazement as she was absolutely entranced by her favorite princess. You could see it all over the little girl’s face – complete bliss, complete amazement, speechlessness, her jaw dropped open in the unbelief that she was standing in the presence of a princess. She was so totally enraptured by the magic of Cinderella that she was completely unaware of any of her surroundings…overwhelmingly delighted.
Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “I wish my people would come to me like that.” And it broke my heart.
PERSONAL APPLICATION: Am I still enamored by God? Am I still enchanted by Him? Does His presence still amaze me?
PRAYER: I need you Lord. Please help me to fall at your feet in total abandon, in such love with You that I am not even aware of the people around me… that I would be entirely enamored by You.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After 39 years, I am still learning to love.