My Brite Star granddaughter loves to draw. She has quite the gift to draw meaningful pictures.
Today, I was reviewing a journal entry I made in 2015. She had recently turned nine and said something that is still very precious to me.
She said, “Now I know the secret to drawing Jesus face! Don’t make it too stern. Make it like an open door.”
I asked, “What does an open door mean to you?
She responded, “Like an open door.
Jesus face is supposed to be kind, letting you in, like an open door, not stern.”
I love that she is learning the truth about the character of Jesus. When we want to approach Him with real intent, and sincerely ask in faith for the desires of our heart that are in alignment with His will and teachings, He lovingly lets us in.
In an article written by Tanja Pajevic after the recent massacre in Florida, “Grieving After Orlando: 5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself“, one thing she mentioned is, “Recommit to your personal values. Consider the legacy you’d like to leave behind. Will it be love? Kindness? Recommit to the people and the values that bring joy and meaning to your life.”
The power of kindness and love is remarkable! It has a positive ripple effect, and the influence of our kindness can ripple through generations!
Do we think of the face of Jesus as if it were an open door? Do we feel that forgiveness and help is readily available to each of us? Do we take the steps we need to take through prayer and communication with Heavenly Father to access Christ’s kindness and mercy. Do we feel of his grace (enabling power)? Being kind to ourselves and others adds stability to daily living.
Knowing that Jesus will enable us to develop this quality within our hearts and allow us to feel His love is a blessing worth reaching for. Let us do one thing today to connect with God and envision the face of Jesus Christ as if it were an open door.
The day of the Lord is at hand.
“Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” – Joel 1:3
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