|Abby and Will feeding the ducks.|
The other day a good friend sent this funny story to me about a little boy and his conception of a minister’s sense of direction. Below is the story as to what transpired.
"Son, could you help me find the post office, I am new in town."
"Sure, just go two blocks and it is on your right."
"You are welcome."
"Son, I am the new pastor in town and I was wondering if you would be interested into coming to our service on Sunday? I will show you how to get to heaven!"
|American Queen docking at Winona's Port|
Children at this age still have not developed their inhibitions yet, and are so very excited about each day, and what fun they can make of each experience that comes their way. I too learned from them that I needed to do the same. We can acquire so much from our little ones because of the innocence they possess, “and” their excitement for life as well. Too many times we seek continuity and certainty over that of pursuing the unpredictable.
Life is made up of many new things that one can do in a day. Try this, seek to do one new thing today, something that you have never done before. Perhaps it might be the game “Kick the Can” or writing a blog for the first time. Whatever it is, don’t fear the outcome before you start, just do it and enjoy the moment. Our little children do this everyday; this is the way that they learn best by making it into a fun experience.
|Abby's present to Great Grandma, the hat Abby made for her birthday|
I believe that we do not grow old because our bodies refuse to do as we ask; we grow old because we are afraid to learn by trying something new. Do not let the fear of failure stop you from becoming young again. Throw your reservations to the wind and let God help you to become young of heart once again.