Have you ever listened to young children talk about the things of God? Their perspective almost borders The Divine! My nine-year old speaks the most insightful words sometimes!
Last night, I sent him up at 8 o’clock to take a shower and go to bed. That is his regular routine on school nights. I finally climbed the stairs at 9:30 to go to bed myself. As I passed his room, I noticed he was still awake. We said our “I love you’s”, and our bed time prayers, yet once again, and I stumbled into my room and fell into bed exhausted…ready to sleep. Just as I was dozing off, I heard him say…
“Hey mom! …. People who have everything, but don’t have God, really have nothing. And people who have nothing, but do have God…well, they are the ones that really have EVERYTHING!”
PROFOUND! What insight! You and I KNOW this to be true…but we somehow forget because of all the distractions a grown up life entails.
….We said our “I love you’s”, and “Goodnight’s”… and it got quiet. Then I said…”Hey Joe…thanks for the reminder!”
Do YOU have God? If so, no matter how hard things may be in your life…YOU HAVE EVERYTHING!