Childhood's joy may be so appealing because we feel lost innocence. But our childlikeness is restored by a growing appreciation of our nature as the child of God.
"Hold my hand," said Daddyas he and daughter crossed a brookon wet and slippery stones.
Songs, hymns, rejoicing — they aren't frivolous extras. When our heart sings in celebration of the power of Spirit, we can be restored both mentally and physically.
Quiet, Lord, my froward heart,Make me gentle, pure, and mild,Upright, simple, free from art;Make me as a little child,From distrust and envy free,Pleased with all that pleaseth Thee.
A writer tells of how painful memories of teen sexual abuse were healed through spiritual rebirth and a fresh view of what purity really is.
It may be surprising to learn that real rest comes from spiritual activity — from expressing Christly love, from exercising integrity, from giving unselfishly — not from going to sleep.