Regal Simpleness – The Beginning with No End
Before we were even a twinkle in our mother’s eye, I believe our inmost being was handcrafted by God in a heavenly place. Completely content in his presence, we were doing what we were always made to do: communing with our creator.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
In this verse, God hands out: not only identity (to Jeremiah) here, but a hint at a piece of our own ancient identity: we are HIS and created with a purpose. This truth instills a proper sense of pride and confidence in itself.
Peculiar, Silent Evidence All Around Us
Have you ever seen signs of pure contentment and confidence within the eye of a very young child, or even in the stance and eye of an animal? In these rare moments, we see they are almost regal. It’s as if social self-consciousness has not yet gripped their minds, or the difficulties of this earth have not yet pock-marked their faith.
The truth is, we all have regal roots within the lineage of our souls.
What if, somewhere in their non-verbal brains, these untainted few of us, still have memory of their time with God before their birth? The residual result as I see it: a rich contentment and confidence that is almost enviable.
What if we could live in this mindset as they do; a return to being supple, vulnerable, and untainted? Our “knowing” of the world, knows that the enemy of our souls eats this up for breakfast. But God doesn’t. He cherishes it. We were made to be like this before Him: over-and-over again. It’s a washing of our soul and the hurt that’s made us jaded, skeptical, and guarded.
What if we could drop all these, at least in front of God, for a start?
This regal simpleness would be renewed daily.
“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'” – Matthew 18:2-3 NIV
“’Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’” – Matthew 11:28-30 NIV