Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Looking Up To Our Little Ones

As we grow and mature into adulthood, we learn many things. We gain knowledge and wisdom through life experiences. We are better able to grasp some Biblical concepts because we have studied the Bible for many years. Many of us grow in patience and are better equipped to handle difficult situations that may arise. As we mature, we acquire many useful tools that we need to live this life, but we also lose some things that are necessary for membership in the kingdom of God.

Perhaps the greatest thing about small children is their innocence. As we grow into adolescence and adulthood, we lose this innocence. Perhaps the reason we lose the innocence and trust we once had is because we get burned too many times by those willing to step on others in order to make it to the top, or maybe we begin to recognize all the evil that exists in the world instead of only viewing it as God’s creation. Whatever the reason may be, we become calloused and no longer trust people as we once did. We may not care as much when we see someone suffering. We become desensitized to our surroundings and lose a sense of compassion we once had.

The world has a way of corrupting us and making us lose focus of what is really important. It is ironic that as little children we have many things right, and then we lose them. God wants us to find our way back. He wants us to possess the innocence, trust, and compassion we had as children. Our little ones are special. They not only hold a dear place in our heart, but they also teach us important lessons about kingdom living.

“Now they were bringing even infants to Him that He might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him, saying, Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Luke 18:15-17)

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