Matthew 18:2-4 “And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 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. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
Being a grandparent is terrific!
Spoiling them comes easy. Training takes wisdom, patience, and love. Showing them the way to God is a loving expression and supporting our children’s parenting.
Stepping back and allowing our perspective to change, we see that God views us as His children no matter our age. His desire is for us to see ourselves that way as well. He says:
“Except ye be converted, and become as little children…”
Many overthink and intellectualize the Christian life and miss out on all the fun. There is certainly time for study, meditation, prayer, fasting, and yet, God wants us to become as children.
Children are entirely trusting of their parents. They will jump into their arms without any thought of danger, pain, or worry.
Their security is wrapped up in what a parent provides.
Not everyone’s experience is ‘normal,’ though. Some parents are absent, distracted, or even abusive. But our view of God should transcend man’s example.
In His Word, what God says should be given our complete and utter trust that He will do what He says He will do.
This week will be filled with trials, tribulations, adversity, and even pain and loss. But as a child of God, I will not be alone or without comfort. Pride keeps us from falling into the arms of Jesus, thinking we can do it without Him. Peter learned and shares with us:
1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
Humility is the key.