Jesus taught us an important lesson that reminds us that we can learn from our younger family as well as our elders.
Just imagine this peculiar setting as you read Matthew 21:14-16:
The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.
“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?”
Sisters, you are in for a real treat! This week, we are blessed to be encouraged by one of our dear, faith-filled, little sisters-in-Christ, Miss Kennedi Yates. I must warn you… Simplicity is often the most profound.
Lovingly – Amy
By Kennedi Yates
This past year of dance I’ve learned that you cannot—I mean you cannot—reach perfection. If you only knew how many times I have tried to, but I can only make it 80% of the time.
My dance teacher is the best teacher I’ve ever had. She has taught me so much. She teaches our class to just do our best, no matter what.
We might be tired, shut down, sweaty, or hungry. That’s okay. She doesn’t want us to push our hardest and then pass out. No.
However, she does say, “Don’t stop just because you have failed a couple of times. Keep trying. Don’t quit.”
I’m not saying I’m very good at dance, but this lesson can apply to anything, like trying to make a friend or being in a gymnastics meet.
“Don’t stop because you have failed a couple of times. Keep trying. Don’t quit.”
I have a confession for you:
In my dance class, I’ve almost cried the other 20% of the time. I can’t even squeeze my core for more than two combinations. Hey, if I ever get on pointe, I would be shocked. But I’m only 11, so I’ve got time.
I’m just saying, perfect isn’t even a word for humans. The only person who can use the word “perfect” is Jesus.
Just don’t quit.
What has you discouraged right now?
Find and meditate on a verse or passage from God’s Word to encourage you not to give up and quit!
Ask God to give you a child-like faith and trust.