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Blessed are the Simple Minded

by Brandy Webb

The title is not meant derogatorily or sarcastically. My meaning is this: blessed are those that don’t have many worries, like children. The simplest things can make a child happy, and this week, my children were ecstatic. We had snow days!

Okay, so for my readers who are up North, snow days are common occurrences and get rather redundant as winter drags on and on, but for us who live in Texas, snow days are rare opportunities. We have to make the best of them because they don’t happen that often. In fact, every year my children pray a lot for snow, and their prayers have been answered, but usually it is in the amount of an inch at most. This week, it was really, really snowing, and you would have thought my children had won the lottery.

We built snowmen. We attempted to build a snow igloo. There were snow angels and snow balls. Sledding with boogie boards and body surfing. They didn’t care that the power was out because they weren’t in the house.

These moments of pure joy that I witness with my children remind me how blessed it is to be a kid. Life for them is so much simpler. They don’t worry about where the next meal is coming from, what is on the news, politics, bills, finances, etc, because they trust their parents to take care of all that stuff. Remember the days when you thought your parents knew everything?

Well, maybe those days of being a kid are over for us because time doesn’t stand still, but we can experience the simpler mind if we quit worrying and put our trust in God like children trust their parents. Why do we worry so much about this world when we know the end result? Why do we worry about politics when we know who is really in charge? We are to live in this world, but not be part of this world (John 17:14-16). One way we can do that is by trusting God like little children. Remember, we must become like little children if we want to enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt 18:3).

Therefore, I think we should start by enjoying snow days, laughing at nothing, dancing like no one is looking, and definitely rejoicing always because we are God’s children. He can and will take care of all the complicated stuff, if we put our trust in Him.