He Calls Us To Be Children - Part 1
My three kids asked a lot of questions when they were little. “Mommy, why did God make the sun yellow? Is peanut butter a vegetable? Why do I have to make my bed? I will be using it again in a few hours!” It drove me crazy sometimes, but I tried hard to answer them the best I could.
During uncertain times, we ask a lot of questions. Some of us feel we should not bother God with our doubts or “trivial” questions. But He is our Father, our Daddy! He wants us to come to Him. In fact, He appreciates a childlike faith.
“Jesus called a little child and had him stand among them. And He said: ‘I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:2-3).
He is not annoyed by our barrage of questions, even ones we think are silly or question His Word. As we come to God with those hard questions, He will answer in ways that grow our faith. He may not always answer them the way we want Him to, but He loves to give us wisdom. The Father also loves to listen to us! Be patient and persistent. His answers may not come in your timing. There are some mysteries that are beyond our comprehension. I praise God that one day we will stand before the Lord in heaven and finally understand the answers to our “why” questions.
A Moment to reflect:
Why do you think Jesus invites us to come to Him like children? What do you think He's trying to show you about Himself in asking you to come like a child today?
When you have a lot of questions on your mind for God, how do you typically feel about asking them? Do you tend to feel like you're bothering God, like He doesn't care or is too busy to answer? Do you feel like He's thrilled and wants to share those moments with you? Why do you think you feel "this" way?
How can you practice a childlike faith this week? Write down some specific ways and pray over them.
By Sue Corl and Tyla Kozub- an excerpt from For Such A Time As This: Walking Through Crisis *A moment to reflect is added for this post.