Life on the Play Mat.

Posted: July 21, 2017 in Uncategorized


I put my granddaughter down this morning on her plastic play mat. She loves it! It plays music and it’s decorated with unnaturally colored circus animals. She lays there transfixed by the colors, awkwardly swatting at the hanging critters. I put her down and I started to do something else, I had things to do, coffee was high on the list. But, instead I plopped down on the floor beside her and I played with the green giraffe. I looked at her face, she was lost in wonder. She was captured by discovery. It is an incomparable joy to watch her discover new things. Every day something is new. Today it was the blue plastic elephant with red ears. He is AWESOME!!
When I got down on her level I became a witness to the wide eyed wonder.
Sometimes you miss things if you aren’t willing to stop and play, and I don’t want to miss a thing!
I’m reminded that every human is wired for wonder, crafted for curiosity, and designed to discover.
Because we never get too old to discover new.
This morning as I lay on the floor with the Moonpie, two phrases exploded in my spirit and I wept like a three month old baby.
The Spirit whispered to me…
“My mercies are new every day”
“The Word became flesh”.
Mercies are new every day.
There is freshly forged grace every new day.
God gives mercy like manna, new every day and the perfect amount for the day.
Jesus came to make all things new.
Fresh mercy to be discovered and dispensed.
But, that’s not all…
“The Word became flesh”.
Jesus got down on the floor to play with us.
He had things to do, a galaxy to run. But instead he plopped down onto our play mat.
The divine isn’t as distant as we have been led to believe.
God gets down on the floor with us.
He came to make us new and to help us discover new things. He did it because he loves us.
I think he did it because he didn’t want us to miss a thing.

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