Like a Child
The other day I was invited to share at another church in town. Tamy worked the night before so she was unable to go with me, but she laid out a specific outfit for the kids to wear because she worried I would take the kids out in public in dirty clothes. Such is my wife's faith in my fashion sense...
As we were getting ready to go, I noticed Zane wasn't wearing the shorts and shirt that I had dressed him in (the ones Tamy had laid out).
I asked, "Zane, how come you aren't wearing the clothes I dressed you in?"
"I'm wearing pants, because you're wearing pants, Papa!" he exclaimed.
St Paul tells us to "watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents."
We are designed to take our cues from God, just the way my son takes his cues from me...
As St James says, true wisdom for life comes from somewhere else. It is not something we just muster up ourselves, or find on our own; we must learn it. Wisdom must be received!
Do we have ears to hear and eyes to see? Like a child with his father, are our arms wide to receive?