Children of God

One thing I love about the Bible is how it’s message flows as an indifferent current, opposed to most worldly teachings. Among all the verses, one particular verse stands out making the contrast all too clear. That particular verse is a part of a set of strange teachings – strange if you’re not familiar with the person that is Jesus – called The Beatitudes, which is part of the Lord’s famous Sermon on the Mount.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

The imposing. The intimidating. The mighty. The ruthless. If anyone were to believe a people will inherit the whole Earth, these are the kind of qualities you would add to them in your imagination. Surely not meekness..? Yet that is what God – who Himself became the very personification of that word in Jesus Christ – says of the meek.

I feel for all the people, who when they were younger – when they used to live carefree like a child – had a heart so meek, yet at some point in their lives as the days added on, they chose to let those selves behind. You see, being meek is never an easy option. People use you, as you freely give yourself up for their good. People vent their ugly emotions on you, as they’ll know you’re the last person from whom they’ll get it back. People will cheat you and think it’s okay, as you rarely complain. And you know what’s worse..? After all this, they’ll just think you’re so because you’re weak. They’ll consider you incompetent to make your way through this unjust world.

That’s when the choice comes in. Do you continue being the way you are – being YOU..? Or do you show them what you can be if you want to..? You might have wrestled this thought quite a few times, and at some point you break. You become what you want to, leaving yourself behind. Another beautiful soul taken down by the world.

If only they had heard that Sermon on the Mount. If only they had known that there is a God above in who’s eyes they – who are rejected by the world – are more precious than any of those who are celebrated in it. If only they had known that so great a reward awaits them, if only they endure.

I wish we’d all let go of our pride, our ego and all vanity and embrace meekness, even those of us – like me – who have never truly been so before. But if you were once like that – living like a child – I pray that you will give that child another chance. Jesus said in

Matthew 18:3,

Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Embrace meekness. Embrace the child in you.

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