“At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.”
We were all young children before we became ‘wise and learned’ adults. According to scripture we must return to childlike innocence in order to reclaim the secrets God has for us. Today I’m challenged to self evaluate and look to children for keys to divine understanding and relationship with my Heavenly Father.
Young children typically:
- assume the characteristics of their parents.
- remain in the moment spending little time worrying about and preparing for tomorrow.
- are quick to forgive and don’t readily hold grudges.
- rely on their parents as their only option for comfort in a crisis.
- find enjoyment and wonder in simple things.
- easily demonstrate love without conditions or bias.
- believe what their parent tells them without suspicion or scrutiny.
- live with enthusiastic expectation – and believe.
- don’t have to work to learn the language of their parents, they simply do it by spending time with them.
Pondering these sobering and comforting words today ~
“And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3