Faith like a Child

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Staff & Ministry Leaders

What a blessing it is to share God’s love with our preschool and kindergarten students. Valentine’s Day is always met with sweet love and appreciation as classmate’s exchange Valentine’s with each other. Last week as we prepared for Valentine’s Day, our chapel lesson was on how special and important children are to Jesus. We shared Matthew 19:14 with them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

Even though our students are young and are just beginning their educational journey, they exhibit what Jesus says we all need to belong to the kingdom of heaven. Children love, trust, are dependant and have faith!

What is it that gets in our way of having childlike faith? Is it pride? Do we try to make coming to faith in Jesus too complicated? Are we influenced by the world?

Just as children trust and love their parents and depend on them to meet their needs, we should look to our heavenly father and listen to what Proverbs 3:5 says, Trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding.

We must become like humble children; trusting, depending, loving and having the faith of a child.

We can learn a lot from children! Children are special to Jesus and they are special to us!

Written by Liz Fast – GCP&K Director

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