Tuesday Matters- June 29, 2021
Everyday Matter of Fact
The kingdom belongs to people who aren’t trying to look good or impress anybody, even themselves. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. I love the story late author and speaker Brennan Manning shares of his young friend John. “I am reminded of the night little John Dyer, three years old, knocked on our door flanked by his parents. I looked down and said, ‘Hi, John. I am delighted to see you.’ He looked neither to the right nor left. His face was set like flint. He narrowed his eyes with the apocalyptic glint of an aimed gun. ‘Where’s the cookies?’” he demanded.
Real people with real everyday lives that are often very messy is who the kingdom of God belongs to. They’re not planning on how they can call attention to themselves, worrying about how their actions will be interpreted or wondering if they will get gold sticker stars for their behavior. Jesus gets us. He loves us and we don’t need to worry about faking it, or trying to pretend that we get it. He loves us and welcomes as we are…everyday.