When we are children our minds and imaginations are wide open and going at full tilt. We accept what our parents told us as truth without question because we had absolute faith in them. As we grow older our faith in our parents wavered. We saw and understand the mistakes our parents made and it made us start to doubt. We started to see the world as it is, and it drew us out of the wonderful bubble of our childhood. Yes, what I’m saying is that the world ‘bursts your bubble’.
What would it be like if we kept that wondrous attitude, that absolute faith that we had as a child? What would you be like if we applied that faith to God?
“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)
We can get that absolute faith back. We can, grow back that bubble of our childhood; but now, that bubble won’t be built on the innocence, and let’s be honest, ignorance of a child but on the certainty of maturity and experience. Our parents were not perfect and the world is unfair and harsh at times. All of this is true and will remain true until the coming of the Lord, so to build on any of this is like building your house upon the sand. But, when we build our child-like faith, our absolute faith upon God; when we apply our imaginations and our immutable belief on the Truth of Jesus Christ, it is well placed faith built upon the rock of His perfection, His kindness and His love.
What do I want to be when I grow up? I hope I never do grow up. I want to grow into a mature ‘child of God’. Keeping the child-like faith and child-like joy that comes from resting in the loving arms of Christ. Growing in the knowledge that my perfect loving Heavenly Father will always be there for me; and through my faith in Him, finding the path He has set before me.
by: Walter Blackwood