Turn Over the Rocks

Many years ago, looking out of the window of my living room, I spotted my boys and the two neighbor boys turning over the concrete “pavers” that had been carefully arranged in a circle around the base of the tree.  I gasped, knowing the care and time my husband had taken to stack/arrange those pavers.  (He’s an engineer so ‘perfection’ in STRUCTURES is of utmost importance to him.)

Hoping to keep the “peace” of the house, I went out to ask the boys to leave the pavers alone.  As I approached, I could hear their conversation.  They were looking at BUGS and other ‘treasures’ they had discovered to be taking ‘shelter’ from the world around. At that point I realized that I could in no way DISCOURAGE their desire to REVEAL that which (until then) “no eye has seen.”

In our Christian walk, is it ENOUGH that we simply ‘accept’ what we are TOLD without taking the time to “turn over” the ROCKS to reveal that which (perhaps) “no eye has seen?”

Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” [Matthew 7:13-14]

Where IS the ‘narrow gate’?

As I think of those kids turning over the ‘rocks’ I realize the excitement they must have felt.  They didn’t know WHAT they would find, but they sat aside any FEAR/reservations and turned the rocks over anyway!


It is my prayer that we can all have the FAITH of a “child”…

I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” [Mark 10:15]

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