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Childlike Faith

Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I assure you, anyone who does not have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God.  Mark 10:14-15 NLT

Photo courtesy of pixabay.My grandson once asked me the “T” question: “Granddad, what is the trinity?” 

Noah’s inquiry taught me a lot about childlike faith. When he was younger, I often kept him while his mother worked. He loved to put together jigsaw puzzles. While completing these puzzles, I talked to him about God. I must have used the “T” word in one conversation.

Noah’s inquisitive little mind went into action, and he asked that dreaded question. I took a deep breath and started to explain the essence of God. After I finished my explanation, he said, “So you are saying God is one person, but that He is also three persons.”

I said, “Yes.”

He paused to ponder and said, “OK.” Then he proceeded to put the next piece in the puzzle.

Noah’s demeanor said the question was answered … no need to talk further … let’s get on with the puzzle.

What made it easy for Noah to accept this truth was that he didn’t believe his granddad would lie to him. He did not understand how what I told him could be true, but he trusted the one who told him.

The integrity of the one making a promise validates its legitimacy. God’s character is the basis of every word spoken in the Bible. He is good, kind, just, trustworthy, and does not lie.

Many desire to enter the Kingdom of God, but the door into this realm is and has always been through childlike faith. Great minds have sought to understand the unsearchable riches of Christ, but without this simple faith, their intellect has proven a hindrance.

A little child taught me what Jesus meant when He said, “For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.”

Don’t try to understand everything about God; just have childlike faith. 

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Ken Barnes

Ken Barnes has had a twenty-five year career in educational pursuits. He has taught in various public and private schools in Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and Virginia. He also worked for seventeen years with Youth With A Mission as a school leader, recruiter, and director. Ken holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of The Chicken Farm and Other Sacred Places. He currently is a speaker, blogger, and freelance writer. Ken lives with his wife Sharon in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Visit Ken at https://sites.google.com/site/kenbarnesbooksite/