Friday, August 28, 2015

Unaging Youth

For over 30 years, I looked forward to the start of school.

Whenever school supplies started showing up at the stores, a little thrill of excitement quivered through my body.

 New pens and pencils.
The smell of glue and the hunt for the right pair of paper scissors.
Crayons and colored pencils in every hue of color. With new ones appearing every so often.
 Paper, paper, paper.
And of course a new bag to carry every little thing.

The school year marks the progression of time. We grow older and we leave behind the things of our youth. We learn and move onward towards being an adult. Making our way in this thing we call life.

Yet spiritually, we never grow old. Even with the passing of years we hover in un-aging youth. Totally opposite of natural life. If we study God's word, seeking to be more Christlike, we become more like a little child. Simple. Childlike. Trust. Inevitably, we grow younger instead of older.  Revelation 22:13 states, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."  When we trust Jesus with child-like faith, we begin the journey of eternal childhood. It is my desire to lean on my heavenly Father with the faith of a child. 


Sylvia said...

As a child of God, Trusting Him and leaning on His word my heart desires to grow closer and closer to become more like Him! Great post! Have a blessed weekend!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

This is what our Sunday School lesson was on last week. Faith seems hard at times, but little children have it down with no problem at all. That's why we're instructed to be childlike in our faith. With or without crayons!

Great post.