Posted by: Jo | April 25, 2014

Do You Know God?

“From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise…” (Psalm 8:2)

image When one of my granddaughters was four years old and had just started preschool, she met a new little girl there and they became good friends straight away. My granddaughter begged her mother to invite this new friend home for lunch after preschool, so they could have a play date. When the big day arrived both little girls were thrilled to be having lunch together. My daughter always said grace before meals and as she was explaining this to the new guest, that they were about to thank God for their food, the little girl suddenly exclaimed with joy to my granddaughter;

Do you know God? So do I!”

The two little girls then proceeded with delight to share what they knew about God. My daughter listened with amazement, sometimes with tears filling her eyes, to two little girls discussing with great candor, what they knew about their Heavenly Father.

“You know he is bigger than a mountain”

“No he is bigger than the ocean”

“You know he made us”

“He made everything!”

“You know he loves everyone in the world”

“I know”

image The candor of children is so appealing and I find this story such an incredible example for us adults to follow. These two little ones were delighting in the fact they both knew the powerful Creator and were quite positive he loved them. Jesus himself told us that we can learn from children, as the Father is able to reveal truth to little ones who are more open to receive it.

“…I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise, and learned and revealed them to little children.” (Matthew 11:25)

Jesus also urges us to be more childlike in our approach to faith and the three synoptic gospels all have recorded these verses;

“He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:2 – 4; Mark 10:14 – 15; Luke 18:16 – 17)

So how do we become like little children in regards to our faith? We can take heed of the children in my story, rejoicing with other believers just in the fact we share a common Saviour. We can stop and just remember how mighty the God we serve is. We can image remember his great love for his children. We can accept in childlike trust that he is the one true God. We can humble ourselves and become like little children who never claim they know everything. When we emulate children our Lord is able to write his beautiful words on our hearts.

So….Do you know God? Share that wonderful news with another today. Rejoice with the Lord and delight in him like a little child. Tell him how much you love him. Enjoy him today!

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Responses

  1. Thanks, Jo. Great advice! And, praise the Lord, I do know Him!

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  2. Such a beautiful story Jo !As the saying goes “Out of the mouth of babes!”We are and always will be the children of God ,looking to him for advice and guidance,help in so many areas,patience, uderstanding and forgiveness . I am so thankful he is constantly with me!

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