Matthew wrote about the life of Jesus. He wrote a non-fiction book. Matthew was a witness. Matthew quoted Jesus, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
I don’t know how old the baby is or what her middle name is. She was wearing a pink cotton footed sleeper. She is about the size of a football with arms and legs and a head. I held the little baby in my arms. She put her little head on my shoulder and she fell asleep. I waited several minutes to enjoy her breathe on my arm, and then I placed her in a crib in the nursery.
When I placed her in the crib she woke up for a few seconds until her thumb found her mouth. The baby was so content when she had her thumb. I want my life to be simple. To be content with what I have. I want to be like a child coming to Jesus. I use to think I would only be content with my life if I had an upgraded kitchen faucet.
I could get up out of my chair right now and drive to a local hardware store and buy a new kitchen sink and faucet. The faucet and sink would not make me content. After the sink is installed, I would find something else I wanted to buy. I will not feel content if I upgrade my kitchen sink. I will not feel content if I buy a new pair of shoes. I will not feel content by spending money on objects.
Tonight when I go to bed, I will not dread the night. I will remember the little baby as she slept. And I will fall asleep knowing that Jesus is my shepherd. I may even try my thumb.