Reflection

Now that I’m living in an apartment there are so many people around to observe. That makes me extremely excited because its fun and insightful when you observe. I’ll give you an example of something I observed this weekend at the pool at my apartment. 

 

There were three little girls from the community. They played together all day long. It was funny to watch the exploration and adventure of the girls as they experienced the pool together as a group. I sometimes wish I could go back to my exploring days or at least have a little bit of that innocent and curious spirit like I once had. With kids, you often see the grace and love of God paired with the doctrine of original sin all in one, haha. You see the community that God’s people should have when the girls hold hands as they jump in the pool and help one another out of the pool and synchronized swimming meets, it was just fun.

 

But then you also see the fringes of the flesh rising from the innocence of a child. Their food that they once shared are no longer community property but instead selfishly stored for the individual. Or when the girls are leaving the lack of community to wait for one another on the way out. Or the mean things said. Or the unbelievably shocking conversation of weight that three 8 or 9 year old girls had. It was shocking.

 

If you don’t think that we should be using our resources to reach kids now before their teens or even their adult years… take some time to observe, you’ll see.

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