On another note it's about time I headed on in to an ENT. I've had bouts of dizziness here and there through the years but lately it's gotten worse and now I can tell my equilibrium is a bit off. I'm not coordinated on a good but getting a bit stumbly lately. Haven't had my ghetto ear checked lately anyway so I'm sure it's about that time.
This might be lame but these two verses struck me the most today.
Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:13, 14 NIV84)
Just the previous chapter before Jesus was telling his disciples this:
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:2, 3 NIV84)
This is completely wrong but I love how often the disciples get it wrong despite Jesus's teaching. The disciples have to be told over and over again before they eventually get it right. I'm the same way. I think sometimes it does me best to just be clubbed over the head with it.
This is also a great reminder and encouragement with parenting. These knuckleheads are going to need to be told over and over again and not only is that okay it should be expected. The bonehead disciples who missed it all the time ended up being amazing warriors for Christ later. Those lessons that had to be taught over and over took root and grew into the very marrow of their bones giving them courage to die for the very Savior they loved. Gives me hope and a renewed vigor to tirelessly teach the very little ones He's so graciously blessed me with!
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