They may not know how to balance a check book or load the dishwasher (properly), but believing in a miracle-working God comes naturally to them. They see His fingerprints in everyday life, sing simple songs of praise while picking their toes (or nose), and don’t blink an eyelid when – over lunch – they plead, “Jesus, please make the sun come out so I can ride my bike!” while staring off into dark storm clouds.
Such big faith oozes out of these little ones.
In Matthew 18, the disciples ask Jesus who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Without missing a beat, Jesus calls over a child and explains to his closest friends the importance of childlike faith, simplicity, and humility.
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me” (Matthew 18:3-5).
How vital it is that we recapture our childlike perspective on God. That we rekindle the heart that hasn’t yet begun to believe the many lies this world tells, but simply takes God at His word. That we reignite the faith that believes, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our capable God holds the whole world in His hands.
How easily we complicate the good news, the purpose of life, the extravagant love of our Father.
Will you meditate on these words with me this week as we cultivate our big kid faith together? Post your link if you are going to memorize with us this week!