Unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. ( Matt.18:3) What does it look like to view the end of life’s journey through the eyes of a child? Or should we call it the beginning of life’s greatest adventure. It feels like we are on the cusp of “something”.
To most it seems as if we are at the end of something but just suppose we are really at the beginning. Beginnings are exciting! Okay, I must admit they can be a little scary because they are filled with the unknown. But maybe its more like the kind of scary you feel right before you ride a roller coaster. It is full of the unknown, we haven’t ridden this one before, but we know that it is going to be good. We will experience the greatest thrill of our lives.
When I watch Ava she teaches me so much. Every day she walks into our house with a sweet smile and burst of energy. Ready to meet whatever the day holds for her with great joy!
She runs, plays, laughs, cries, she seizes the day! She is always up for the next adventure set before her. When something doesn’t go her way or she feels unsure, she runs to her mom and dad for reassurance. She is the embodiment of HOPE!
As she goes about her day in our midst, she pauses in her play to touch her Pa, lotion his feet, give him a kiss. Almost always she accompanies it with two words, ” It’s Okay.”
Small and simple words but they carry such weight! ” It’s Okay!”
It’s okay now and it will be tomorrow! It’s okay for Alan and It’s okay for us ( his family).
Why is it okay? How can this be? Maybe because even though it seems like we are at the end of something and endings are sad. We really are at the beginning of something. The greatest adventure to come. Life with Christ! What we were created for. Maybe because we know the one who holds the future, and we are in His Hands! When our hearts grow weak and we are unsure of this truth,like a child, we run to our Father and he reminds us. You were made for so much more, I alone number your days, For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you to give you HOPE.