Next, he looked at Kevin, and asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I love that he doesn't think we're grown up yet, because he asked me the same question. I hope I continue to keep some sense of child-likeness, hopefully not in maturity but in my sense of wonder and dreams.
When I was very little my mom picked me up from Sunday School one morning only to find me very upset. I explained how I wanted to be a star when I grew up, but my teacher told me I couldn't. Angry with the teacher, my mom began to assure me I could be a star; if I worked hard enough I could be anything I wanted to be. When I elaborated on how I love that stars get to shine so brightly in the sky, mom realized her error.
My mom's explanation brought me to terms with reality, and I found new dreams and new aspirations, but the desire to bring glory to God simply by being what I was created to be has never left me. Seems as though Jesus keeps teaching me that there are other ways to shine.