And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
The disciples asked who would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus answered that everyone must become like a little child or else they will not get into heaven. The person who is like a little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
When a people talk about who would be the greatest or best person in an adult organization, the last person they would think of would be a child. The only time people think that a child is great is if it is their own child, or if the child plays and instrument, sings, or acts and is great.
Children are often seen as naïve and trouble causing. They are often in the way and ask too many questions. The smaller children require lots of help, getting them dressed, fed, washed, and much more.
Yet, Jesus says that people must become like little children. So then what is a little child like?
Little children have complete reliance upon their parents. They trust their parents to provide food, clothing, bedding, and shelter. They trust it with no fear at all. Until a parent or someone else fails in one of those areas, a child has no fear.
Children will also trust the father who lifts them up and tosses them into the air, trusting that the father will catch them. Or trusts the father who holds their hands and swings them around in a circle, trusting that the father will not drop them.
Most adults have lost that fearlessness and trust.
Believers need to be in the same mindset. They need to have no fear with God. In your life God will do things that without the trust will cause fear. God will ask you to step out into the unknown and trust Him, just like the father tossing the child into the air. God will catch you and guide your steps correctly.
God has never made a mistake or dropped anyone, and He will not start with you. Let go of your fears. Grab onto that child-like faith that just knows that God can and will do what He says He can and will do. See what God can and will do in your life when you trust Him.
I pray today that you will have the faith of a child in God; that you will know you can trust God; that God will help you remove all fear in your life; and that you will allow God to do great things in your life.