There we were, talking about Jacob when he said “Surely the Lord is here”, and Stephen looking at the Lord, and Mary at Jesus’ feet.

I asked the kids: What does your heart look like when you stay looking at Jesus, no matter what surrounds you? Whether it be promises like Jacob or persecution like Stephen or tasks like Mary (& Martha), what does your heart look like when you look at the Lord? Your whole attention fixed on Jesus.

Their voices began to answer softly as they spent time sitting with Jesus in this question:

“Whole”. Oh how my whole spirit was captivated by the gentle Spirit of Jesus that was pouring out of this dear boy’s heart.

Another child responded “Hope. I feel hope.”

“Not cracked anymore.”

“Peace. Like down in my belly. Peace.” A dear girl offered with her whole trust and rest in Jesus.

The Spirit of Jesus is drawing the gaze of our hearts into Him. I still feel Him so strong from those kiddos… Their hearts, their pure faith, their genuine desire. What an honor to sit with them and learn of Him this morning.