“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
Who doesn’t know this scripture! Nonetheless, it is refreshing to look at and meditate on it.
How children are? They are like clay that a potter shapes; they are lovable; they are innocent; they are imitators; they are curious; they have no doubts; they remain loyal.
Yet, they are survivors; they are great manipulators; they cry and scream; they are hungry; they do not remember the past and they have no clue about the future; they do not know the difference between working days and weekends.
Still, as long as, they can access food, love and security, they are doing fine! When they do not, life guides them to copy wrongly, to manipulate in order to get what they need; they do not trust whether the next “meal” will be there, so they “eat” whatever they find.
When we visualize the above scripture we imagine nice cute children who trust the Kingdom of God with an unquestionable faith. The reality is that there are kids and kids – not to be blamed as they grow up as victims and under difficult circumstances! That’s what they know, that’s what they copy.
In spite of that, when they find true love, true care, true security and true cover of their basic needs, they so spontaneously turn their life, restore their trust and faith, they keep no wrongdoings, they remember no past, they wonder for no future.
Reality is reality! The question is what we do with it. Children – believers – are no little cute blond angels but they can choose to allow themselves to RELY on the person who gives food (physical, emotional, spiritual), love and security.
We know who this person is. He is our God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and we can RELY on Him and find rest like a child rest in its parent’s arms. Amen!
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