“And calling to him a child, he [Jesus] put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Simple faith. Simple trust. Children are born dependent. Our Creator, God the Father, created us to be totally dependent on Him. We are His children, born of the Spirit through Water and the Word.
Do we ever outgrow our dependence on Him?
Lord God, many times we think and act as if we are all “grown up” spiritually and that we can do everything on our own. We fail to recognize that it is by your grace and mercy that we “live, move, and have our being.” Forgive us Lord, for our childish rather than childlike attitude toward life–one of trusting in You alone above all else, calling to You when we are in need, thanking and praising You for all that You “daily and richly” provide us. In Jesus’ name we pray and give thanks! Amen.
“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” Jude 24-25