“And…” is the door to staying young at heart and mind

At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.” Matt. 11:24

God puts an “And…” door in every single rigid box we humans try to use to contain our understanding and corral our hearts. His eternal, infinite love and intelligence won’t be contained by our need for definitive statements to explain or control. God’s higher, deeper, wider presses against the door marked “And…” until it bursts open. The nature of Christ invites wonder rather than analysis. We don’t have to fully explain God to experience Him or to invite others to experience Him with us. In fact, not having all the answers is part of the adventure of discovery that comes with being His child. Sometimes “and…?” is the biggest and best question we kids can ask.

Thanks, Lord,  I love being your child.