Sunday, July 31, 2011
Birthday Parties and Children
It's about time I started writing blog posts again. For the last while I've really struggled to find something to write about, not that there is any shortage of subject matter, just a shortage of motivation on the part of Geoff. Well I've been reading some of my earlier posts and must admit that they are very inspirational, even though I sometimes forget what I've already written and how I felt at the time. Now I do realize that my writing is only about the things that I've experienced in my life and observations I've made but, they do seem to be of interest to a whole lot of people from all walks of life, some of them possibly looking for answers to very painful circumstances they are having to deal with. I've been watching the key words people have searched for and landed up at one of my posts, very interesting. God is amazing and has given me an ability to show his love through my writing, I hadn't realized this until very recently and so that is what I need to do. We are all given gifts and abilities but I have been given so many that it is hard to decide what I'm supposed to be doing, now I know, I must write about them and, in so doing, tell of his love not only for me, but for those who are going through struggles of their own. The Internet is a fantastic tool for the telling of the love of God.
Today I want to tell you about a kid's birthday party I attended this afternoon and what conclusions I drew from it.
It doesn't take much to have a successful children's party.
You know, and here I'm only speaking from experiences I had when my children were small, if you were to have no money and couldn't afford any of the above mentioned things but invited their friends around for a make believe party, they would still have a blast. It seems that the Lord has instilled in our children an acceptance of the way things are that leaves us adults way behind. The children who attended this little party today were more excited to be spending time celebrating a birthday together than anything else. It wasn't a big party with lots and lots of presents and goodies but they had a wonderful day all the same.
Jesus tells us, in talking about children, that the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. He's right, it does.