Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Childlike Dependence


Just a couple of days after my last blog post, our little S arrived. In the morning of our first full day at home, I sat holding him in my arms and marvelling at the little life that God has blessed us with, and I was challenged. Little S currently relies on us to fulfil all his needs and wants – not just relies but expects – with the complete dependence that comes from being a small child. That attitude of complete dependence and trust should be mine when it comes to approaching God my Father, who loves me unconditionally and perfectly – a kind of love I can only aspire to in my relationships. What a challenge to me the next time I think I know best and my way is better than God’s way.

“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; 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 small child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.” (Mark 10: 13-16, ESV)