At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:1-4
I spend so much time thinking about how I should be a good model for children that I too easily forget that children are your model for me. I’m a simple child in your sight. I repent of viewing myself as more than a child. By your Holy Spirit, help me to accept truth, guidance and rebuke as easily as child will. Erase from my heart any desire to see how or where I fit in my world as if my “place” is worthy of a lot of emotional bandwidth. Replace the vacuum that concern over status leaves behind with love and compassion for others. AMEN
Pastor Don Patterson
Mature people know that they are every bit of a child as they were the day they were born.