I was reading a devotional this morning and it triggered a thought in me, actually a few thoughts:
The devotional pointed to the truth that God wants us to experience his/her full humanity and divinity and wants us to live in the human and divine equally.
He suggested one way to do that is to have “the willingness to approach grown-up things through the eyes of a child”. I watched the children at children’s message time as their eyes smiles and faces reflect the glory of God, the goodness of humanity and the mystery of divinity as the still sea of glass reflects the image of the creator and the created. I think how right the writer was.
Then I think the opposite is also true. Just as divinity and humanity are often thought of as opposites which suggest they are in opposition. The adult in me that understands the union, communion and complimentary nature of opposites represents “the willingness to approach child like fears through the eyes of the adult who sees clearly the presence of God everywhere in everything”.
The best of child like faith and the best of adult maturity creates the harmony of the divine spark and the human flame.
“Oh to be Fully Human such is the Glory of God” – Iraneus