Childlike Faith


Having a two-year-old teaches you a lot about our relationship with Christ. Take for example this morning. While having breakfast  with Iona I told her to stop putting her feet in the slats in the back of the chair. “But why?” I replied that it was dangerous. “But why?” Because she could get hurt. “But why?”

You get the picture. My daughter, in her childlike way, is now questioning everything. But I like the question she is asking; “why?”

There is no doubt that as Christians we are prone to neglect the “why” behind what we proclaim and do. We are human so we are drawn toward rule and systems. But in our leaning to acts to be done we neglect why we pursue obedience or holiness. We do it all because Jesus acted first. He sacrificed himself for us when we could never deserve it. Our “why” should be so firm that we base everything we are and do off of it and we should remind each other in the faith of it – as a child asking “but why?”

“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Luke 18:17 ESV)


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