|Our Grandson Aiden at Disneyworld|
|Meeting Minnie and Mickey for the first time|
"At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' And calling to Him a child, He put him in the midst of them and said, 'Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.'" So what is it about a child that we should imitate?
Certainly, children are not innocent for all are born with the sin nature, and this is evident if you have ever been around children when they choose to disobey. However, in the passage quoted, Jesus is speaking about how children depend upon others and accept, willingly, what they cannot provide for themselves. They are not haughty and above receiving from their parents. Their faith is simple and their trust in their parents is unquestioned. This is how our hearts are meant to be when it comes to our relationship with God. We are meant to depend upon Him and not in ourselves.
Our world calls us to be self-reliant. Being a self-made man/woman who pulls themselves up by the bootstraps is admirable and worthy of praise in our culture, but not according to Scripture. In the Bible, we see what self-reliance did for mankind in the Garden of Eden. It brought in sin and death because we leaned on our own understanding rather than depending upon God and His provision for our lives.
|The Electric Light Parade is a highlight|
Going to Disneyworld was fun as we watched our grandson's reaction to the characters, the fireworks at night and the Electric Light Parade. However, it also spoke to me about how we need to recapture our first love for Christ - our sense of wonder and faith even as a child. Jesus said our hearts need to be humble and dependent as a child's if we wish to see heaven. So my prayer today is that we all will seek to develop that childlike trust in God our heavenly Father that will carry us through life into His loving arms one day. Selah!
|Outside Mr. Sander's House in Pooh Land|
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