Be Open


God is still igniting awe and wonder…in the hearts of the humble.

(Listen to my song “You’ll Lead Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 11:25

Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.”


How often have you been convinced of something only to have some sudden revelation that you were wrong…or at least are no longer sure?

When you look at the world from a position that you are right…you are at a dead end.

We must keep a “childlike” openness to something new or we will never grow.

Just ponder a moment the vastness of the universe and the amazing intricacy of the trillions of cells that make up one human body.

Allow this experience to humble you to be open to discovering something new and awe inspiring.

In today’s scripture passage, Jesus seems to say that those whose egos are in full command, who are self-righteous, who believe themselves wise…are essentially blind.

Those who are able to let go of their egos and humbly open themselves to mystery with the awe and wonder of a child…will see great works of God.

Are you able to listen and look with childlike curiosity?

If so…get ready for a wondrous adventure to begin!


Listen to the song of the day “You’ll Lead Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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