Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Matthew 18:3 And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Faith, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) It is easy for preachers to talk about faith, it is easy for me, too, but that hard part about faith is feeling it, putting it in action. Jess spoke about children and how we have to become like them in order to see the kingdom of heaven, but why? Why do we have to become lie little children?
Two weeks ago I promised my daughter that I was going to take her to the park so we could fly her kite, the kite she had been asking all summer for. Every Sunday we wake up, get ready, have breakfast and go to church, that Sunday she asked me if I was taking her to the park like I had promised and I just told her that the wind wasn't blowing and that the kite wasn't going to take off without any wind. My daughter asked what we could do and I just answered "well you can pray to God." The thing is that we think that children won't take God seriously and that God will ignore them for that reason, truth is that we couldn't be further away from the truth. Around 3 hours later I was walking in the hall when my daughter asked me again if we were going to the park and I just told her that the wind wasn't blowing, but she told me that it was, and she added smiling, "it is blowing because I prayed to God." When I came to the door to check I saw the leaves in the trees just barely moving, but I realized that Jesus wanted us to be like children because children understand the miracles that God makes when we, as adults, just ignore them because they don't fit our standards for a miracle. Children learn to see miracles when we just ignore or judge them.
When we got to the park I tried flying the kite but the wind wasn't strong enough and I told my daughter that we should just go back home and she just said that she just needed to pray some more, she was just saying "Please, God let there be wind." I asked the lord if that prayer was enough and he answered the tress stared moving faster, my daughter jumped from the bench where she was sitting and yelled something about the wind, the kite started to rise. We as "mature" Christians often criticize the way newer or "less wise" Christians pray or direct themselves before God, but we ignore that most of the times God listens to them because they come to God with a humble heart as we see in Luke 18:9-14.
We don't really get a lot of windy days here where I live, but if my daughter would have continued praying we would have had a storm that day or we would still be flying kites.