“Now they were bringing even infants to Him that He might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to Me, and 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” (Luke 18:15-17 ESV)
I’ve been pondering this passage for quite some time now. There’s something about this story that grips my heart, I think it’s because my parents brought me to Jesus at a young age. You see, when I was around 6 years old, I remember my parents taking me to church with them. We were all present in the service together, and during worship I felt the tangible presence of God. My parents encouraged me to read the Bible at a young age, and it became a daily practice for me. I learned to discern God’s voice and to seek His presence.
In the above passage Jesus says, “…whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it”. Children approach God with awe and wonder, knowing that He can do anything! Children often times have more faith than adults. Possibilities are limitless in the mind of a child, and that’s how we should approach the kingdom of God. I’ll leave you with this truth from Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists, and that He rewards those who seek Him.”