The Faith Of A Child

Last Sunday, I helped out with 1st grade Sunday school. Ben Brooks taught the Bible story… my job was to kind of keep everyone corralled. These were 1st grade boys. The Bible story was on Nehemiah building the wall.
But, let’s say the story had been the gospel story… about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. I’m guessing that most, if not all those boys would have been ready to ask Christ into their hearts because, they are 1st grade boys. They don’t have questions like, “Is the resurrection really real?” They aren’t asking, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” They are way too young for that. They hear the gospel message and many of them would believe.
Why? Because they are coming to the Lord with simple, child-like faith. In
Mark… Jesus talked about the faith of a child. Some mother’s were bringing their children to Jesus in order for Him to bless them. But, the disciples though Jesus had better things to do than mess with some snotty-nose children. So, they were telling the mothers that Jesus was too busy!
But, Jesus rebuked His disciples and told them to let the children come unto Him. Then Jesus added, “…anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Ok, how does a child receive the Kingdom of God? They do it by simple faith. A child doesn’t have complex questions.. they believe with child-like faith.
What about us? Do you have child-like faith? Because we are adults, we may have accumulated some questions that we have about Christianity. Maybe our initial response is, we have some questions we want answered. Jesus said, “…anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never it.”
Today, may the Lord help all of us, to approach Him with child-like faith. May the Lord help us receive His teachings with the faith of a child as opposed to the questions of a skeptic.

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