And Jesus said,
“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child
shall not enter it.” (Mark 10.15 ESV)
A few weeks ago we were watching a story on the evening news about a
car that had hit a motorcycle. The motorcycle was on fire, and its rider was trapped under the car. The flames were consuming the bike and had spread to the engine of the car, and yet, people were desperately trying to get the young man out from under the car, thus putting their own lives in danger. Dozens of people rushed to the car, lifted it up so that another man could pull the injured rider to safety, set the car down, and backed away from the dangerous fire. It was an act of selfless heroism.
As I sat in my recliner watching this unfold I just kept saying, “That is unbelievable! In today’s world you just don’t expect people to react like that.” I was truly pleasantly surprised that people would rally together, put their lives in jeopardy, and then do what was necessary to save someone else’s life. No sooner had the words left my mouth when my seven-year-old son said, “Dad, isn’t it great that God sent all those people to help that man!” Needless to say, I now was speechless. Child-like faith has a way of putting things into perspective.
In Mark 10:15, Jesus tells us to enter His Kingdom we need child-like faith. Children believe what we tell them. The Bible says God is gracious, merciful, kind, loving, generous, our defender, supplier, and meets all our needs. In spite of this, adults tend to get caught up looking at the problem instead of the problem solver. We end up focusing on the seen rather than unseen. We walk by sight rather than by faith. Children do not have that problem–they simply believe what they are taught and walk by pure faith.
As you go about your day, keep your eyes of faith open to see the wonders which God is working all around you. You never know, it might be your hands that God uses to rescue someone from perishing.