Childlike versus Childish

This morning I was thinking of how Jesus loved little children and as I pondered this thought,  I realized it was the childlike receptivity of the Truth and innocence they expressed.  That is certainly not to be confused with “childishness”.  Age does not matter since we all can express that childlike outlook and expectancy of Good.  Mark 10:15 states ” Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.”  What a wonderful quality to express!

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Appearances Deceiving

Genesis 28:16 states “And Jacob awakes out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place and I knew it not.”    To the human scene, Jacob had been lying down with a rock as his pillow fast asleep but he was receiving angel messages from God.  Should we think of this when it is tempting to judge our brother?  Right there, right then, God could be talking to him.   Today,  I will listen to God rather than entertain thoughts of judgment.