A Return to Innocence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 25, 2017

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Submitted: September 25, 2017



Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:2-3).

As children, we embrace life with such vulnerability, splendor, and wonder, insights which God so beautifully fastened into our hearts. Yet, we children grow up and begin to fill our vessels with the things of this world, intern, letting slip our grasp on what it is to be innocent and awe-struck. O how we long for what we have lost.

With cups overflowing with the burdens of a Godless age, we wistfully stagger about this world, following neon lit arrows directing the lost to empty promises; futilely reaching out, grasping at shadows in the dark, desperately attempting to find solace in what is not really there.

Nevertheless, hope is not lost. Though imprisoned within the confines our own hardened hearts; a Savior stands fast, willing and able to tear down the stone façade, let loose the chains of our vices and cast them into the sea; giving back to us hearts of children and reaffixing the lifeline to that with which we so effortlessly severed, to the origin of all love and creation, to the one who is the first and the last; to our Father, who art in Heaven. 

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