16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. Psalm 90:16
There are two prayers here and they’re both interesting. Moses asks the Lord to show objective, tangible deeds to his people. But he also asks that He would reveal his splendor to the servants’ kids. They may very well be two sides to the same coin. In the marketing world they talk about selling the sizzle instead of the steak. Why the difference between the kids and their parents?
Parents are “doubting Thomases.” They (we) need to see things with our eyes. We need to have verifiable proof.
Kids love flash and flare and magical things. You can impress and astound them much faster and easier than you can with adults. Children are innocent and are not corrupted by “impossible” things.
Oh to go back to the days when everything was new and fresh and exciting. What was it like to live in a world where we believed everything, smiled at everything, and had no cares in the world? Could we ever possibly go back to that world or come close to it?
Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary, 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.” Matthew 11:28
No, I’m pretty sure we can’t go back all the way to that innocent age but we certainly can be wowed again by His splendor. It begins though by lightening our load, a load we were never meant to bear. It begins with that rest for your soul. Then you’ll be able to laugh and smile and rejoice in life.