If Innocent Hearts Ruled the World

510bbc7e43036e1e86212692ec341658The earth rumbles in turmoil.

Sand spills through the hourglass as time leads us toward Jesus —

coming for His children, 

gathering them up

with Him in the clouds, 

taking them to eternal life.

 

 

I wonder. What if God had created us to grow in strength and wisdom but allowed us to keep our innocent childhood hearts? Would Christians still flee to the mountains to escape genocide because of their faith? Would Russia invade Ukraine? Would missiles fly between Gaza and Israel?

“[Jesus] said,

‘I tell you the truth,

unless you turn from your sins and become like little children,

you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.'”

(Matthew 18:3 NLT)

Little children—innocent hearts— accept that God is real and that He loves them. They think about Him like this:

Little children around the world speak their hearts to God. They question Him and believe that He will answer:

What if children grew into wise men and women who ruled the world with innocent hearts?

What if?

The day is coming when hard hearts  become innocent again through Christ’s greatness and love. When that day comes, Christians won’t have to run to the mountains to save their lives. Armies will have no power when Christ invades all the countries in the world. And the earth’s arsenals will disintegrate in the light of His coming.

Be certain, children.

Be certain, all those with innocent hearts.

Jesus is near.

Peace is coming to rule the world.

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Take it. It’s Free!

 

library2Last summer, I posted “Little Free Library—A New Way to Love Your Neighbors”. Today, my library is one year old and a blessing, not only to me but to those who use it.

Now, head on over to my other blog, Something to Write Home About, and read “5 Things I’ve Learned From my Little Free Library.” You’ll find a link that tells how you can have a Little Free Library, too!

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I’ve saved the sixth and most excellent thing I learned to post here.

#6: THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE

Yes, it’s cliché, but, oh, so true. God plants countless little freebies in the world for us to enjoy. Think about it. Every breath and every heartbeat is free. Colors, music, lavender-scented flowers, the juicy goodness of fresh-picked strawberries, hugs, kisses, heartfelt stories tucked between the covers of books—all of them are free gifts from God. But, His freebies go much deeper than those little things that touch our everyday lives.

best things in life are freeThere is His gift of life. Our very existence here on Earth is from Him. God gifts us with His love and forgiveness and faith, grace, mercy, and righteousness. We have the gift of a personal relationship with Him and the gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ—the best gift of all.

When I look at my Little Free Library packed with free books, I think of all the wonderful freebies God packs into my life. And when I see the contents of the library changing as neighbors share their favorite books, I think of God placing all kinds of new freebies in the world for me to discover.

Jesus said, “Give as freely as you have received!” (Matthew 10:8 NLT).

How have God’s free gifts inspired you, and what can you do to share His free gifts with others?

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