Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” – Luke 18:16-17
In reading back over my post about our adventure over the Rockies, I realized that I hadn’t mentioned how my children handled matters when things became difficult.
They truly did see everything as a great big adventure. My daughter was 3 at the time, and my son was 7. They sang, they played with the little toys from their bag, they played with each other. Each had plenty of snacks and a drink.
Each time we stopped to reconnoiter, the children clasped our hands and bowed their little heads in prayer with us. My son constantly reminded me that I didn’t need to be worried, because we had prayed about everything, and that God would answer. He never wavered in that faith, and after each reminder he returned to his playing and humming.
When we stopped that final time at the larger pull-off, we opened up our little pop-up camper and the kids thought this was great fun! They each ran around and played until they were sleepy and the sun was high. Then they climbed into the shade of the camper and fell asleep on the bed there.
As far as I know, they never had a moment’s trouble drifting off. There were no nightmares brought on by the stress of the situation, and neither cried out as they dreamed. They were peaceful, oblivious and trusting.
When we lifted them back into their carseats so that we could fold the camper for towing once again, their warm little bodies curled into ours, their arms draping around our necks in complete trust. Their eyes never opened, but their lips did curl in sweet smiles as we whispered reassurances.
They were with their parents, we were leaning on God, and all was right with the world. I pray that I will be that childlike in my faith.
Heavenly Father, help me to know the kind of faith shown each day by my children. Thank You for never forsaking me, and always providing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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