It is good to have childlike faith

October 15th, 2013

Today’s Our Daily Bread touches on questions kids would ask Jesus compared to the questions adults ask. Here is a snippet…

“Years ago, I asked fifth-grade students to prepare a list of questions to ask Jesus if He were to show up in person the following week. I also asked groups of adults to do the same thing. The results were startlingly different. The kids’ questions ranged from adorable to poignant: “Will we have to sit around in robes and sing all day in heaven? Will my puppy be in heaven? Were the whales in or out of the ark? How’s my grandpa doing up there with You?” Almost without fail, their questions were free from doubt that heaven existed or that God acts supernaturally.

Adults, on the other hand, featured a completely different line of questioning: “Why do bad things happen to good people? How do I know You’re listening to my prayers? Why is there only one way to heaven? How could a loving God let this tragedy happen to me?”

I find it interesting that as we age we seem to get caught up in the struggles of life and the role suffering plays in helping or hindering faith. And for some questions of doubt seem to enter in.

The reality is we live in a world that is not perfect. It has been distorted and damaged by sin and the evil that it causes. That is why we need God in this life to help us through. A God who loves us, cares for us and one who hears us always.

My heart is that we will first and foremost be people that seek first God’s Kingdom and keep our eyes firmly focused on the future hope we have. The hope of eternity with Christ.

These two things help me to have mixture of child-like faith that just trusts God and a mature faith that knows He is always with me and whatever happens to me God is in control.

God Bless,

Dave

 
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