Childlike Faith

Childlike Faith

Matthew 18:1, Jesus was asked who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  His answer was surprising.  He said that whoever humbles himself like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  What does that mean?

Have you ever watched a child playing with his daddy?  He says, “Catch me, Daddy!”  Excitedly, he jumps into Daddy’s waiting arms, never thinking that Daddy might not catch him.  There is absolute trust and confidence. 

Have you ever observed a little girl running to Daddy, totally distraught over a broken toy?  Daddy gently tells her, “Honey, don’t cry.  I can fix this.”  Her countenance changes to a smile, and she happily runs along.  She is no longer worried about the toy, which moments ago had her in tears.  Why?  She fully trusts that Daddy will fix it.  This daughter humbled herself and went to her father because she didn’t know how to fix the toy.  Too many times, we are afraid to humble ourselves with our “broken things.”  I am referring to things such as broken relationships, broken hearts, broken finances, broken children, and the list could go on and on.

This is how our Father wants us to trust Him.  He wants us to hand Him the problem, turn around, and walk away, with a spring in our step and a smile on our face, fully trusting that He will “fix it.”

Childlike faith:  Don’t leave home without it.

© 2003, Stacy R Miller

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Moriah
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 16:36:30

    Great post, Stacy! That’s definitely a lesson we all could learn, to be more trusting and dependent on God.

    ~Moriah

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