THE CHRIST LIFE IS A CHILDREN’S PARTY
Every Tuesday I meet with my friend Hermann – some of you know him as Slimer. Our favorite meeting place is a place called Wimpy. A fast-food chain in South Africa we go there because of the mega coffee. A huge cup of Java!
Wimpy is also a wonderful place for kids and some parents use it as a venue for hosting children parties. Yesterday we had such a party in our midst. For two hours we watched (and listened) to twenty kids playing, screaming, running and basically tearing the place down. They had no care in the world, their biggest challenge we found out was the fact that the girls were kissing the boys in the playpen. Every now and then a parent would arrive to pick up their precious kid. Every kid convinced their particular parental unit to wait for them because they just wanted to PARTY. It was a display of brutal partying, no stops continual energy. It reminded me that we as Christians are called to be like children and to throw a vicious ENERGETIC party!
Brennan Manning says that “Heaven will be filled with five-year olds”.
The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.” Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them. Mark (10 Message)