Saturday, October 8, 2011

playground possession..

Jesus showed up in the playground today..


cuz He's awesome like that. ;)

i went there with my drum & three lil' people & left with a harvest of friends!

honestly, i had NO intention whatsoever of doin' this.. but ever since i got my djembe, i've felt God telling me to take some worship into the playground..

& sO.. finally, after LOTS of fear & fear.. and (did i mention fear?)  AND fear..  i went.

let me explain sumthin to you.

this park is packed with *action*.. drug selling.. drug buying.. & other stuff..  yea. that kind of *action*

(you get the picture)

& all along, i've wrestled with the Lord regarding where i live. asking Him for a love for the people of my community.

if Jesus wasn't givin' it, it wasn't gonna happen.

& since i've been praying concerning playing the drum in the park, i've reaLLy just cried out to the Lord for this love that ONLY He can give. it's called AGAPE, people.

you just can't explain it. cuz it's NOT from you.. it's other-worldly (Jesus' world) it's unconditional.. &


& today, i went to the park with a drum & my three lil' people to experience this love with the people in the park.

i looked for a spot to play & sing. there was really only one place i could go.. right NEXT to the people who spoke all kinds of yuk that i'd prefer NOT to be a part of.. but GOD'S LOVE abounds!!

i sit down, take my drum.. & start playin' & singin'... the vulgar language of the adults next to me ceases.
a few of the dudes start comin' over to inspect.. & their enjoyin' the beat with a few Uhs.. then, ALL of the ruffians disappear. & lil' kids start peekin'.. cuz Jesus wants them the most.

they're our future. Whitney didn't make that up..  ;)

one by one they head over to dance a lil' bit.. & they inch closer.. and closer.. and closer..

and closer. 

to enjoy the closeness of my wonderful Jesus. oh how he LOVES the lil' people!!  <3

eventually, there's a crowd of eight or so & they're soakin' in the drum beats, singing & smiles. they're even tryin' to see who can be the closest.

i share the truth with these lil' people. about Jesus' love. sacrifice. death. AND resurrection!

some sweet stuff happened in the park today. & it ended with the kids singin' "nothin' but the blood of Jesus" with me..

nothin' but the BLOOD.  

as we walked back home, one of my j-boys said, "mommy, why were u guys actin' like you were such close friends?"

i remembered what Jesus said instantly..

"let the children come to me.. & don't stop 'em!  my kingdom belongs to the ones who are like them."
Matthew 19:14 (teateepee's version)

we gotta remember to be like lil' people.. <3

photo credit here..

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