In open fields of wild flowers,
she breathes the air and flies away
She thanks her Jesus for the daises and the roses
in no simple language
Someday she'll understand the meaning of it all
He's more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on her lips
Someday she'll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He'll call her and she will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and she'll pray,
"I want to fall in love with You"
This song is a beautiful illustration of why I feel called to go into the ministry and why I want to work with kids. The way that they view the world is so innocent. The way that they can look at the simplest things breaks my heart for Jesus. I love the way that their little minds work and I love hearing what they have to say. I love that they are willing to question everything and I love how they rejoice in the little things. Yet, I long for the way that their spiritual lives mature and they fall completely and utterly in love with God. When I hear this song by Jars of Clay, I get chill bumps down my arms and I get a little emotional. I cannot wait for the day when the kids that I work with "get it". I can't wait for the day when He calls them and they hear Him. I can't wait for the day when they give up the fight and run towards him. I want them so badly to fall into His arms and tell him that they want to fall in love with Him. I can't wait for they day when they really get it- not just they day that they "say a prayer" or even get baptized. But the day when they experience that longing for God and they realize their complete inadequacy- that's the day I'm longing for. That's why I'm so passionate about educating our children. That's why I'm so passionate about NOT watering the gospel down. These kids can handle it- they are so smart. I want them to be completely in love with Jesus.