First, I love that we have a Pastor that takes time for even the least of our congregation. As her grandma I left feeling blessed but later in the week I got to thinking. Wasn't that a beautiful picture of Jesus? Shepherd and a little sheep. She knew him and wasn't afraid to run to him to give him a hug. We should have that childlike trust that we can run into the Lord's presence to love on Him and to receive His love. Children are fearless, aren't they? Why aren't we when we come to talk with the Lord? The way she twirled and danced was so sweet. Little girls twirl for those they love. In the book Captivating, author Stasi Eldridge says they are asking, "Do you see me?" "Am I important?" Pastor was symbolizing the love, the acceptance that the Lord shows us. Symbolizing we are important to God, He sees us. Pastor was in the middle of talking to a couple of grown ups. But seeing a little one coming over he stopped a minute to talk with her on her level.
The Lord is rather busy, I imagine. But He always has time to talk with us. He wants us to come to Him to share our joys and our sorrows and cares even just to check in to see if He still sees us. This world can mess with our minds and sometimes we forget or we doubt that He see us and that He loves us.
We need to just remember Bekki's childlike faith and follow her example and run into the waiting arms of our savior. Take a minute through out our day to be childlike and to check in to say Hi, to say, See me? I see you!
New Living Translation (NLT)
14 But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”