April 14, 2010

“We don’t allow children”

Seriously?  That is what I was told when I started strolling Bambina into a local upscale resale shop earlier today!  I walked out of there thinking, “Then you don’t allow my money, either.”  I’m not sure that I can say I will NEVER visit this store, but it will be many years before I am even tempted to…and by then, they will probably be out of business!

Contrast that with Jesus attitude toward the children in Matthew:

Matthew 18:2-5 says  
    • 2.He called a little child and had him stand among them.  3.And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5. “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.

Then, when we got together with CD afterward, she asked if I had read her latest blog post on childlike faith!  I thought how much that is like God to gently remind me that even though, for just a moment, I was angry with a worldview, His view is so much higher than mine – and the world’s!

 

Not only is Bambina accepted by Christ, when I humble myself and approach His throne, I am fully accepted there!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow….like acceptance!

God’s girl,

Pamela

2 comments:

sfrazier0718 said...

It's too bad you feel that way, and that kind of thinking is why someone like me-someone who's made the right decisions and done the right thing in life, and is single with no kids-can't find anywhere to live without children. Because any idiot can have kids, the poor kids must suffer through apt and section 8 living. I wish you could be here at my apt today-I work nights and needed sleep so badly-but couldn't because of all the screaming, undisciplined kids outside at the pool. And their trashy parents don't care one bit. So save the scripture for the scumbags who are too ignorant and/or lazy to use a condom.

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

I'm so sorry for your situation...truly I am. I would love to dialog with you because I'm not sure that you fully understood my post. The point of my post is that in Christ, we are all accepted. I struggle with other's undisciplined children, I seriously struggle when a baby is brought into this world in less than desirable circumstances, I even sometimes struggle with my own children and their choices. However, there is acceptance for all of these situations in Christ. Acceptance of the person, the adult and child, not the behavior.
Please feel free to email me (you can link to it from my profile page) and we can talk more on this subject.
Jesus came to earth to heal the broken, and from what I've seen, we all can use some healing!