one word at a time

Every two weeks there is a word prompt for Tuesday’s “One Word at a Time Blog Carnival.”  Peter Pollock is the host. And Peter’s blog is where we (or you) can add a link to a post on carnival day (like today). And this time the word is “innocence.”  You are welcome to click on over and read a couple of the posts that are linked there and share your ideas. ❀

Yes, there was such a thing as innocence.  No matter what has been done to us, or what we have done in this fallen world, our heart still knows what innocence was. Our desire is to belong, to be whole, to be accepted. We lost our own innocence, and we know it. The mad pursuit to fill the loss, with all the things that innocence is not, is what we tend to do. But our heart knows better. Our heart recognizes the daily portion of God’s Grace, and the sureness of His promises.  Our heart’s desire is to be with Him.

Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing they do not hear or understand.

In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:

You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.

From Matthew 13 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.

From Matthew 22

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