Sunday, June 23, 2013

"Let the little children..."

'Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” '  Matthew 19:13,14 (NIV)

A series of sketches from last week-- the kids sleeping.
I am sure they did not appreciate me turning the bedroom lamp back on after falling asleep.

The week can become pretty stressful with our hectic schedules and weekly demands, and as parents we are often dragged down to our kids' levels as we test each others' patience, usually losing the battle.
Seeing them asleep at the end of the day is a healing moment, allowing us to forget all the day's frustrations, giving us opportunity to reflect, seek forgiveness, receive Grace and strength... unbeknownst to them, our kids minister to us in profound ways, and I am grateful.

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