Oh, to be a child again! - Isn't that how we feel so often as adults when the throws of life become overwhelming and seemingly dull and monotonous with all the responsibility attached to being a grown up?
In Matthew we get to read about how Jesus called a little child to himself to show other that 'becoming like a child is the way to get to the kingdom". That child like faith - trusting that all things will be ok. Loving because it's easy and you just do it. Playing because it's fun! Laughing loudly at things, silly little things that at the end of the day don't matter at all. Singing boldly without hesitation and running freely with unleashed excitement. There is great freedom and an blind courage attached to all that. Oh, to be a child again!
Isn't that how we ought to be for Jesus - trusting that all will be ok, loving and rejoicing without fear. Singing praises like no one is watching , and boldly without borders speaking the name of Jesus to all people we meet. Let us not lose courage and realize the freedom in becoming childlike all over again.
We have had an opportunity to ' love on purpose' to the children of Barrio George. These children, His children are precious!! We get to observe children that long for an opportunity to learn and grow beyond the dirty dusty roads and their empty bellies.
CHAT Academy awaits them! The opportunity is right there for them. The school has been built by those who saw this great need. Godly teachers have been called because they been given a gift to meet the learning needs of the children. What is missing you might think?
The missing link might be you. Do you feel called to be 'one of them' that see's the need to support the Academy to keep it running in order to bring His precious ones through the gate - the open door of hope and transformation! This transformation, it begins with a functional building structure for the children to come and learn and grow! The result is a transformed child that spills over into their families which works its way into neighborhoods and communities. This is Kingdom transformation that sends others out to 'love on purpose".
Imagine with so little, what a big difference each one of us can make for so many ~ 400 to be exact. That's a BIG blessing.
Pray about not missing an opportunity to love on purpose too!
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.