Jesus loves us thoroughly in all of our complexities…but He loves simply. What you see is what you get with Jesus. Kids get that. Because they’re pretty simple, too. They receive freely. They give freely. They rarely dance (making you think they’re one thing when they’re really another.) I love it. I want it. To love simply. To obey simply. To keep Love, Joy, and Peace flowing at their most basic common denominator: Jesus is in me, and I am in Him.
There’s a book that God is using in Kathy’s and my life these days. It’s called “The Jesus Storybook Bible”, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It’s the book we give to kids when they go through Baby D at our church. Months ago a mommy who’s kids had received the book was saying that she had started reading it herself because it was one of the clearest portrayals of Jesus and of God’s plans and purposes that she had ever seen. The Holy Spirit gave me a nudge as if to say, “that’s what you need, too.” So I bought one and started reading.
It’s a great book for your kids and grandkids…but it may make an even higher impact on you. The Truth of all Truths, simply directed at simple hearts.
Like God says in Psalms, “He lifted me out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a Rock…” Sound appealing? Maybe you should check this book out, too.
“The Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones.