It's amazing how free spirited kids can be! We are at that age where Henry dances when he hears music, sings to the top of his lungs in the middle of the store, cheers me on while I'm going 'potty' in a public restroom and karate chops any bad guys that come his way. I am convinced though, that the best place to experience the freedom of being a child is when they are at an outdoor festival.
This weekend, we went to the International Festival in our park and Henry and his cousins had a ball, they wrestled, danced, ran around and displayed their karate moves. They did it without reservation and I'm not even sure they noticed the hundreds of people sitting around them...
I hope you have a great weekend friends! The kind of weekend that let's you kick up your legs like no one is watching!
If I could just keep that child like mindset, worry-free, the simplicity of life, the joy in everything. How much more then could I focus on the simplicity and beauty of God's love?
"The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: "Don't push these children away. Don't ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in." Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them."
-Mark 10:13-16 (The Message)