Today I had the opportunity to hang out with my 3 and 6-year-old grandsons. Did you know that children of these ages have a ton of energy? Good grief, now I know why I had my children when I was young. I’m too old to keep up with these boys. Oh but they are so precious. The quiet conversations that they have are so innocent one minute and then they switch gears and are rambunctious as ever. The questions they ask are thought-provoking. The love they show is unconditional. I was reading a book while the boys were playing with a pirate set and suddenly they were more interested in what I was reading. It’s those little moments that just put the biggest smile on my face.
Whenever I hang out with my grandsons I tend to think about what Jesus said ” 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.” Matthew 18:2-4 ESV
What did Jesus mean by that? I think maybe He meant that we are to be abandoned in our trust. Children have a way of trusting that is far beyond adult comprehension. Children don’t worry about things like we do, they trust that their parents or grandparents are going to provide for all of their needs. Children love to learn and they believe what they learn. (Yes, they ask why a million times but that’s just because they want to know everything!) Children are innocent, humble and teachable. I’m sure I could mention many other things. The point is, Jesus wants us to trust Him with our lives.
I am thankful for my grandsons and I am thankful that the Lord uses them to bring life to His Word.