Birds can talk and robots can change into talking super heroes! Watching my grandsons, ages 4 and 2, I realize how easy it is for them to believe … to believe in good … to believe in heroes … to believe in safety … to believe in heaven … to believe in God … to believe they are special, unique.
C. S. Lewis in his book Faith writes,
“I am considering not how, but why, He makes each soul unique. If He had no use for all these differences, I do not see why He should have created more souls than one. Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you … Your soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the Divine substance, or a key to unlock one of the doors in the house with many mansions. For it is not humanity in the abstract that is to be saved, but you – you, the individual reader … Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it – made for it stitch by stich as a glove is made for a hand.”
“Stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand” we have a place made for us in heaven. A place not based on how well we perform, or how well we look, or how well …., but a place designed for our unique contribution to God’s “Divine substance.”
To grasp these words penned by one of my favorite authors takes faith … belief. Not belief in C. S. Lewis’ words, or belief that is dumb and blind, but belief in God and His precious Word; a child-like belief in the Divine. Maybe this is why Jesus magnifies the faith of children; their ability to simply trust and believe there is more than meets the eye.
“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.” Matt. 10:13-16
I love playing make believe with my grandboys, but even more I look forward to an eternity where I can simply be His child and live within His Divine care fulfilling His Divine plans. Until then, let’s believe we are each uniquely made for more than this world has to offer!
Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved. Images and Text. Mary Armstrong.