Thought For The Day – Faith Like a Child

Sorry for not posting in a few days. Between my sister’s graduation and Vacation Bible School at my church, I have been swamped. This might be my only post ’til the end of the week.

At Vacation Bible School(VBS) this year, I am working with the 3rd grade. An excellent group of kids, who while old enough to understand more complex things about the Christian faith, are also young enough to still hold onto that innocent, beautiful faith that children have. It is so touching to see the complete trust and devotion they have to God, never questioning that He is amazing. When a child prays, asking God for something, they don’t just hope God will answer. They believe He will answer them and fix the situation, grant them their wish, etc.

Sadly, most Christians lose that innocent faith when they get to be teens. They become cynical, begin to doubt that God truly answers prayer. They lose the deep belief that they held as a child. The sad thing is, we are called to have faith like that of a child. Completely trusting in God, that is true faith. I have always believed that the prayer of a child is especially powerful because a child truly believes that God is going to answer that prayer. I pray that I will have faith like a child, and we should all strive every day to have that kind of faith, trusting completely and wholly in God.

“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, ā€œLet the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.ā€ And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.” Mark 10:13-16

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