The child grows fast from birth to a toddler. From the time they open their eyes until the time they started to walk alone. A physical transformation that makes us delighted. A child was born and is yet to live a great life.
This Soulful Sunday, we spent a good time at the farm and we bring our little one to explore the world that is new to him. The last time we brought him to the farm was on new year's day 2020 when he was just learning how to walk.
On New year's day 2020 when he was 1 year and 1 month old, we already saw his curiosity to explore his environment. Although he couldn't speak and express his emotion of joyfulness, yet it can be seen in his smiles and actions.
Now in his 13 months, he can walk by himself and is very much playful. He can show different emotions. He laughs when feeling happy and cries when feeling uncomfortable.
A child is living in a different world. It is within our world, but they see things differently as if they have their own. Whenever we don't feel like smiling, a child is there to give us a smile. Whenever we feel tired, a child is there to lift us up and give us energy. A child has lots of energy that is powerful enough to change our mood and emotion. A child so small can change how we see the world.
At times we may feel like having enough, yet a child can be happier and feeling excited. We may feel tired or bored of what we already, but a child can have endless fun for exploration. A child starts to experience how to live, to get hurt, to fall down, to rise up again, and to give his biggest smile.
Here on Earth, our God may show up in so many ways; through experiences of great living and even suffering. However, we may become blind in our faith and do not see the bright side of life.
Unlike the child, he sees more beyond what we grown-ups can see. A child can remind us about how to see the world with the deepest sense and gratitude.
Our Quest for Personal Transfiguration begins as we emulate the innocence of a little child giving us a radiant glow as we live life with happiness, joy, and peace.
When we no longer see ourselves shining so bright, we see the transfiguration of Jesus in the eyes of a child. Because it is in their eyes that we see the greatest hope to learn how to live fuller again and to see the world brighter again.
© 2020 Del Cusay
© 2020 Del Cusay