Friday, January 24, 2014

Like Little Children - Matthew 18:2-4

Matthew 18:2-4 -- "Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven."

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How magical it is to hear my four year old say, "Jesus Loves Me!" It is such a simple phrase, but one that really matters.

As we grow older, we tend to make things complicated. We have expectations of how events will turn out and how people will act. And when our expectations are not granted, something is wrong. We add conflict to situations even when there is no reason for it. Yet, we are human and it is part of our nature to do this.

Jesus said, "unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 18:3). Jesus wants us to break away from the drama and the selfishness. Jesus wants us to humbly go to Him with our frustrations, not gossip or react harshly to others. Most importantly, God wants us to remember Him as the children do - that He loves them.

To God, we are still His children. No matter how old, wicked or separated we become, He still loves us because we are His own. He loves us. He will forgive us of our sins when we humble ourselves and repent. He will walk with us as we get to know Him better.

My daughter know that Jesus loves her and that He will protect her. A child's innocence knows their father will always be there for them. Keep that same faith. No matter what, Jesus loves you and He will always take care of you.

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