I say yes to life!
Jesus told us to become like a child to enter the kingdom. The kingdom—a state of joy, peace, and goodness—awaits my willingness to meet new experiences like a child. Children may see the world as both scary and exciting. New experiences may cause me to feel fear, elation, or both. I am certain to feel alive. A toddler is reassured by a parent’s presence during her first merry-go-round ride. In the same way, Spirit is with me through every new adventure. I welcome new opportunities with anticipation. The desires of my heart enthusiastically propel me across new thresholds and onto what may be the experience of a lifetime. I awake to the kingdom of God within me. I say yes to life!
Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.—Matthew 19:14