Once again, this Wednesday morning finds me looking out of the church office office window, whilst the toddler group takes place in the garden. It’s an inspiration to see the children being….well, children! Wide eyed, open to interaction with others, embracing new discoveries, and playing with wonderful abandon. There is a lot of joy being expressed, and I as an observer cheered too.
I wonder when you were last able to tap into such feelings? If we’re not careful, (and particularly in these times which remain challenging) we can become so taken up with adult responsibilities, concerns and worries, that the ‘free child’ in each one of us, can be squeezed out. If it’s been a while, can I encourage you to find time to engage in some play? For myself, on Monday I got to spend a wonderful hour or so playing pinball with Helen - a recreational pastime that played a part in bringing us together close to 27 years ago. On one level, it was frivolous, pointless and with no productive output. But on the other, it was wonderful escapist fun, where I also believe my heavenly Father, observing at a distance, was cheered too, and took delight in seeing His child rediscovering his free child!
Keep in touch
Keep the faith.
...and Keep Childlike!