The Voice

I’ve been reading out of a new Bible (New Testament) called “The Voice.”  Check it out!  It’s an amazing way to read the New Testament…written like a dialogue or a play…with great insightful notes in the middle of the text.

This morning I read about the followers of Jesus who wanted to know who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:1-14).  I’m sure that just hearing the question made Jesus cringe…

Jesus responds by calling over a child and charging the disciples to become humble like a child, to befriend the friendless, to care for those who struggle in life…  And he said that while there was a child at his side…

I wondered what he/she thought…the child…hearing Jesus tell the grown-ups to become like her/him!  I wonder if she smiled sheepishly, or if he opened his eyes wide in surprise before squirming away to play.  Whatever the outward response, I’m thinking that the inward response of the child was one of total acceptance and deep love.  I’m thinking that child grew to a be a very secure adult, one who lived a humble life.  

Would be fun to talk with that grown-up child…  What do 

Pastor Dottie


  1. Thanks for this information. I will look for this bible, is it only New Testiment? I don’t know where I’ve been but I didn’t know about your blog. I’m not that technical. But will look forward to reading more. Thanks for all you do for us.


  2. When I was a child,age,not emotions, knowledge etc. I was humble…I befriended the friendless etc. I do hang out with those with childlike spirit, curiosity,fun loving,loving and explorers of the internal self and the outer world. Today I pray for the friendless.And I attract the friendless because of my fun loving child within and open to listening. But I have alot of creativity within and I love delving into it and creating photos,designing articles.


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