Tuesday, August 9, 2011

8/9/11 - Faith Like A Child

Matthew 18:1-5

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever becomes humble like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.


About six months ago we had Mark's version of this episode.

When we were children, we have full faith in our parents. We depended on our parents for everything, down to the most basic of needs. When something went wrong, we ran to them for help. When we didn't understand something, we went to them for guidance. We had complete trust in them.

According to Jesus himself, the Word incarnate, that is what our relationship with God should be like. Is that what yours is like? Do you depend on Him? Do you go to Him for guidance? Do you run to Him for help? Do you have trust in Him?

This is where the rubber meets the road. This is what "faith" is all about. The idea of faith is so watered down in today's culture. It's not merely recognizing something as fact, or believing something to be true. Faith much more than that. It is about trusting completely in God -- which ultimately means seeking Him out, listening to Him, and doing what He tells you to do. That is the way it has always been, from Adam to Noah to Abraham to David ... to Christ. And to us.

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