Greetings dearest readers! This is a blessed morning, and welcome back to my blog.
Have you ever seen an infant smile? We all love infants. They are so sweet and beautiful, and so innocent and trusting. They are naive, yet they can seem to be very understanding sometimes. Our Lord loves little kids. He even asks you and me to be like them in many of their ways. And there’s a reason to it.
“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus said that in order to enter the kingdom of heaven, we must become like little children. Now what did He mean when He said this?
Young children have many characteristics that we can learn from. In my opinion, one of the most important of those characteristics is their faith. Yes, children have a greater faith that adults do. If you are a parent, or if you’ve ever taken care of a child, you might know that a child will believe anything and everything you tell them, no matter how strange or impossible.
For example, if you promise a little girl that you will give her the moon, she will believe it with all her heart and look forward to when you bring her that beautiful moon. Little children believe easily, and they do not question a lot when given a promise. They just look forward to the day they receive that promise.
Similarly, we are the children of God. We are His sons and daughters. If a father tells his son that he will bring him a toy car, then wouldn’t the son believe his father completely? Wouldn’t it break the father’s heart if the son kept saying to his father, “Dad, what if you don’t give me that toy car? Will you forget about it? Can I trust you? Please give me the toy car.. please!”? What if your son said that to you after you promised him a toy car? Wouldn’t that give you pain that he doesn’t trust your word?
The same with our Heavenly Father. He is our Father. He expects us, His children, to trust Him and His words and promise. We have to have faith in Him that He will provide for us and take care of us no matter what. It is this faith that truly takes us through our hard times and ultimately takes us all the way to our destination.
Also, little children are very innocent at that early age. Most children do not know of the evils of this world at their young age. They believe that there is nothing but good all around them, and they do not even know about distrust or cheating or jealousy or wickedness. I envy little children for how lucky they are at that age, not having to know about the evil that is running loose in this world. In their eyes, everything is well and happy.
But because of that, their hearts are in a way pure, separated from all things evil and wicked. We must also try to empty our hearts of the wickedness and try not to let evil enter our hearts. For we must change ourselves to be like these little children in order to be able to enter the gates of Heaven, as Jesus said. But there is a deeper meaning to this, I believe. Stay tuned for the next post everyone, and may God bless you!
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