This video is just a glimpse into our family life. This is how we do family devotions at the Sanchez house. Because we have boys. And they are active. And they are young. They are children.
It may seem that they are just running around in circles. But if you look close you’ll see their praise. If you look past what they’re wearing. If you look past their running. You’ll see their joyful worship. If you listen closely you can hear their little voices joining into the song. In their own special way.
I find myself shushing them. I find myself telling them to calm down. I find myself getting frustrated with their immaturity. I find myself trying to teach them to be miniature adults when they are just children.
But Jesus doesn’t ask us to teach our children to be little adults. He actually instructs us to do the opposite. To look at them. To learn from them. To be more like them. So I’ll join them as they run, and play, and praise the Lord.
I’ll just do it wearing more clothes than they were. LOL. (For those who don’t know we have been at or over 100 degrees for 40 days in a row now here in DFW! It’s way to hot for little boys to wear clothes.)
At about the same time, the disciples came to Jesus asking, "Who gets the highest rank in God's kingdom?"
For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God's kingdom. What's more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it's the same as receiving me.