Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Facing the Impossible

Matthew 19:13-15

“Stop!” Screamed this tiny two-year-old voice, in her sunglasses and pink coat.

It was Kate’s first trip to see the ocean. Kate seemed hesitant. She stopped at the edge of the rise, just where you could hear the waves. I turned to see Kate and stopped as instructed.

Then she pointed her finger. She wasn’t directing me. She was demanding the Atlantic Ocean, and its mighty roar, to stop.

“How absurd,” may be the initial reaction, “how naïve… how cute.”

But at two, like a child, she was standing up against something that seemed impossible to defeat, through the eyes of an adult.

Let us face the great roar of the challenge of life like a child.

Pat Barton
Chalice Christian Church
Gilbert, Arizona

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