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There’s something amazing that my two-year-old told me recently that I think is really relevant to share right now as we are about to put this current year behind us and look forward to the new year, and each year, to come.
I believe that it can give us a reminder and a boost in faith that we are never alone in this life.
So, here’s the story…
The other morning, upon waking, my two-year-old immediately grabbed a book and started looking at it. As she flipped through the pages, she began to sing to herself,
“Jesus is my friend… Jesus is my friend”...
in a harmonious melody.
Now, there were no songs she had been listening to or stories that she had heard to spark her to sing these words, yet she was peacefully and joyfully singing them to herself. I sat and watched her for a few moments and then I said,
“I like your song. It is true, Jesus is our friend. How did you know?”
And she said...
“I just know.”
Her confidence was amazing, and I particularly loved this simple answer because it speaks directly to the truth that we all come into this life with a certain level of knowing. We each are “knower soul” at some level.
I then ask her who told her that Jesus is our friend. I thought she might say me… that maybe I had mentioned something at some point. But instead she replied,...
…that he had been in her dream.
Well, of course I wanted to know more, so I ask her if she knows who Jesus is, and when she told me no, I gave her the simplest answer I could think to give to a two-year old without going into too much detail yet about Jesus’ life and purpose.
“well, Jesus is the son of God.”
And without hesitation, she said with confidence:
“Yeah! And he helped us when he died.”
Now... my two-year-old is consistently surprising me with her level of knowledge and understanding of things and her compassion for others, but this still was a surprising answer for me coming from a two-year-old who, for the most part, talks about princesses and sings nursery rhymes.
Whether or not she realized the profound significance behind this statement, there was a level of knowing within her of the love of God and the life of Jesus and what he gave.
I share this story because I believe it’s a good example that whether we fully realize it or not, we are not alone in this life.
That whatever struggles we may have experienced or will experience, we can have faith that as we go through each day, that a divine energy of love is with us every step of the way. I believe that it reassures us that our thoughts and prayers are being heard.
We may not realize it, especially when we are in the midst of struggle or when our life is not going as we want, but we have the opportunity at any moment to co-write our story with God.
We may do this through our relationship and faith in Jesus or we may do this through other spiritual teachings that speak to this infinite, divine love that flows throughout of all of life. Whatever the method is, we can have faith that this love exists and is with us every moment.
And we know this by… not just dreams that we might have, but we know this by seeing the good in our everyday life--
…the conversation with a good friend,
...the quiet moments when we feel at peace,
…the joy we feel watching our children laugh and play,
the health we experience,
...the job that allows us to pay our bills,
...the comfort of our home and so on.
In this experience for my two-year-old, it seems that a song was put into her heart of a love and companionship that is available to us all. It shines a light on the truth that we are never alone in this life and we can count on this divine friendship to see us through any experience.
It is my hope that this year, and every new year to come is filled with moments in which you feel this friendship in your everyday experiences.
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