|Aug 28, 2016||Truckin'|
|Aug 27, 2016||She is Her Home|
|Aug 26, 2016||Cider Soul|
|Aug 25, 2016||Left Road or Right Road?|
|Aug 24, 2016||Keeping Busy One Saturday Afternoon|
|Aug 23, 2016||Fear Not|
|Aug 22, 2016||Outsourcing|
|Aug 21, 2016||Kerri's Eagle|
|Aug 20, 2016||Drifting|
|Aug 19, 2016||Inspiration Procrastination|
|Aug 18, 2016||View Point|
|Aug 17, 2016||Out of the Well|
|Aug 16, 2016||What You See Is What You Carry|
|Aug 15, 2016||My Pet Moth|
|Aug 14, 2016||Tensions and Suspicion|
|Aug 13, 2016||More Than We Seem|
|Aug 12, 2016||Soloman Gets It|
|Aug 11, 2016||Hake with a Rake|
|Aug 10, 2016||Existential Crisis|
|Aug 9, 2016||Jeepers Jumping|
|Aug 8, 2016||Cool My Tongue|
|Aug 7, 2016||A Prayer for the Warrior|
|Aug 6, 2016||Bridged|
|Aug 5, 2016||His Confession|
|Aug 4, 2016||Prayer is Access to God|
|Aug 3, 2016||Can't Swim?|
|Aug 2, 2016||Thwarts and All|
|Aug 1, 2016||Christianity Keeps Its Head Down|
Date: August 28, 2016
The little boy loved trucks – backhoes, dump trucks, graders, and bucket loaders. He loved reading his picture book or watching his video about big trucks. When his neighbor started new construction, the little boy begged his mom to watch every day. They watched for hours as the yellow backhoe dug a new foundation hole. One day, the backhoe operator waved to the little boy. The little boy waved back. The next day the backhoe operator stopped working, got out of his cab and walked over to the mom and little boy. “If it’s okay with your mom, how’d you like to dig the foundation with me?”
“In the backhoe?” the boy whispered in awe.
“In the backhoe,” the man laughed.
His mom thought it was fine so long as she could watch. The man and the boy climbed inside the cab of the noisy machine. The boy sat on his lap, his eyes wide and his smile wider.
Placing the boy’s hands on the levers, and his hands atop the boy’s hands, the two of them set to work. The man’s face was serious. The boy’s face was gleeful.
This backhoe man often let little children dig big holes with him in his powerful backhoe. Kindheartedness toward children is inspired. The Rabbi himself was kindhearted toward children. He said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them. Heaven belongs to such as these.” Aren’t we all children? Can’t we all be kind?
Let’s Pray: Dear God, let Your blessings fall on Your sons and daughters who are kindhearted toward the little children. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: God’s Heaven belongs to children.
Source: Matthew 19:13-14