KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
Babies are so cute. One of the joys of Grand parenting is loving the grandchildren, spoiling them, and then sending them home with their parents. If we pay attention we’ll see several common traits in children. For example; if an adult shows a child some real attention they’ll come to you and are excited to be around you. They love to have your attention. They also are expecting you to be happy and playful too. Babies want to be around joyful people.
Little children are also coming to you dependent and desiring your care for them. Small children will do almost anything they’re asked to do by someone bigger than they are. Adults tell them things like, “Jump off the counter I’ll catch you!” What do they do? They jump! Why? Because they trust completely in your ability to catch them, and believe you will. They are obedient without question.
Children are also imitators. Have you ever seen someone trying to work on something with small children around? The next thing you know the child is right there trying to do it to, asking the age-old question planted in the heart of every child. “WHY?” Why is this and why is that? Why do they ask why so much? Because they have come wanting to learn and to help.
This is probably just scratching the surface of what Jesus was talking about when He said we as adults must come as little children.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
We must come to the cross believing and trusting. We should run to Jesus excited, happy, and wanting to be in His presence. We need to realize our dependence on Him and that He will take care of us. We should be always asking Him why, how and what. Ever seeking the answers He has written for us in His Word. We should want to be around Him and help do what He is doing. We should come to Him as little children.
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