The world has changed so quickly. The last few months have brought tumultuous times. COVID-19 has literally touched every nation on the planet. It’s shaken everything we know to be normal and certain. The unstable foundation opened doors of exposure to the flaws in western society.
God help us all.
This time of separation has let me rediscover the beauty of a child like heart. For more than 3 months, I spent so much time with my girls as I was both mom and school teacher. My daughters, who are 9 and 5 years old, love unconditionally…both their family and friends. They search for Jesus in amazingly mature ways. They are Kingdom kids.
During our quarantine, they have reminded me why we are supposed be changed and come to Jesus like little children. Children are not born with hatred in their hearts. That is something that is learned and can be passed down generationally. They are born with a wonderfully beautiful capacity to love just like Jesus. And when they are Kingdom minded and Kingdom raised inside the culture that Jesus defines, they have the potential to correct the mistakes of generations past. They are full of hope.
They recently were allowed to go back to school. They were both so excited to be reunited with their best friends. They are an eclectic group of little girls from different countries and united by circumstance to become each other’s best support and encouragement. They live from their hearts.
The Bible says, “As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person” in Proverbs 27:19. It’s not just in what we say but how we live and love that shows our true self. It’s not even in how informed or intellectual we are. We have to allow God to take everything we know to be true in His word and transform our hearts so that we become more like Jesus in everything we are.
Heaven seems closer when the world we know is shaken, shattered and changed. May God light the path we walk, change our hearts and write our future story.