Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

WHEN I WAS THREE
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Linda Wood Rondeau

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:2 – 3 KJV).

 

 

 

I walked among dandelions when I was three

They were beautiful then

Yellow, bright, inviting, and plentiful

When blooms died

I blew them to other worlds

 

I squealed at butterflies when I was three

Wonders worth chasing

I romped through meadows after their allure

Time held no meaning

Their fluttering dance the object of dreams

 

 

I prayed unashamedly when I was three

Daddy God all-powerful provider

Faith unencumbered by intellect

I’d make my request assured He answers

Then picked a bouquet of happiness

 

To become as I was when I was three

To see beauty in weeds

To abandon conventionality

To trust implicitly

This is my quest.

 

Sometimes I wish I could go back to those days when life was uncomplicated … when bumps and bruises were washed away with a mother’s hug.

Yet, Jesus is there … every day … doing just that.

What was your faith like as a child?

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