Last month or so, we went to remote places in our village every weekend to share the blessings of God to His precious little children who are hungry not just for bread as well as to God’s powerful words. Together with God, we sang praises, we taught them songs and finger plays, and we recited Bible verses. It was such a great day. I sat down, look at all the children in front me and ponder what Jesus said in Matthew 18:3
“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.”.
Why Jesus didn’t say, “… and become as wonderful youth” or “…and become as loving parents.” ? Why did He said “…and become as little child.” ? And God unfolds the answer in front of me.
Their smiles cannot be hidden despite their small physique. I am so glad how big their smiles are notwithstanding of the simple are things we gave them through God. I saw the Holy Spirit is working within them, giving them a teachable spirit, in which I am ashamed to admit that sometimes I do not have. They are hungry of God, eagerly listened to our voices, of how did Moses cross the red sea or how big were the ark to accommodate all kinds of animals. So simple and dependent. So humble. So innocent. As Matthew Henry said, “.. render them proper emblems of the lowly minds of true Christians.”
Surely we need the Holy Spirit to be renewed daily and converted , that we may become simple , humble, unworldly,dependent to God, willing and be teachable as little children of God.
May the peace of God sanctify us completely God’s children. 🙂
Lord, help us that we may not faint under your discipline or be discourage by your rebuke, So we may at last partake Your holiness. Amen