A gentle whisper from the LORD...

"Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." 1 Kings 19:11-12

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Little Ones

Sunday, a day for rest.

Being the day prior to starting back our homeschool schedule, today did not feel much like a day of rest.  My husband's work schedule demanded his presence yet his presence at home was needed and desired deeply.  A trip to the busy grocery always raises the stress level especially when my daughter persistently argues about this and that...a simple answer never does the trick.  The "Can we get this," and "Mama, can we buy that," escalates, followed by a firm "No...don't ask again." 

"Pick up your toys."
"Clean your room."
"Put your dirty clothes away."

and on...and on...and on.

My patience has been pulled this way and that way, now holding on by only a frail thread.

With all my might and a whispered prayer for strength, I open the Bible to read...

"Let the little children come to me..."
(Matthew 19:14)

Jesus, carrying the weight of the world, stopped the most important moment, to bring a child into his arms.

Jesus, the King of the universe, always found time for the smallest ones. 

These children are gifts, given to me by the Father.  How many times have I dismissed them, shoved their immediate needs behind my "to do" list, turned a deaf ear to their imaginary story?

Oh, Lord, forgive me.
Empower me to be like Jesus.

Please, let the little ones come to me so that I may experience your joy and learn more about Your love for little 'o me. 


  1. Beautiful post and a great reminder of what is truly important. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Amen! Although mine are not so little I still think the same thing. Gotta take the time for them now, treasure them while you can, appreciate them, even the messes and the arguing, one day it will be all gone. Thanks for sharing this! I popped over from Mckmama's community.

  3. Serena, thanks for reading! I have to remind myself daily. ;) RaD, I hear all the time how fast it goes...I'm already sad about them going to college...and it's 10 years away!! Thanks for sharing!