So one of the great things about no school is time. We have time to talk with our kids, and families, time to just sit back and reflect on our joys of being together….Ok so really I wish this previous statement were more true than not. This past week I think I may have said out loud “Children it is time for all of you to be quarantined in your own rooms with head phones on.” At one point all I heard was my daughters friends from school on Google hangouts. I heard endless giggling and talking. My daughter was walking around the house and my wife turned to me and said we really are going to have to thank Jeff for starting all of our kids onto this group chat thing. That all being said, I want to go back to that first statement. I had this moment tonight where Jesus began to teach through my daughter because I was around in these day to listen to her.
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 ESV
We were sitting on the coach last night. I was tired and started watching a video called the Chosen. It is a new Jesus tv series you can stream for free. I actually really like it especially as I have been reading through the Gospels this Lenten season. The show in episode 7 shows Nicodemus coming to Jesus to hear those famous words in John 3:16. Ella looks at me as she is sitting and watching and says “Dad I have so many questions for when Jesus comes. Will he just tell us all these things or will we know?” I looked at her and said I don’t really know but I am excited too. I can’t wait to fully understand all of this. She asked if we could watch one more episode but I said tomorrow. She wants to watch all of them with me again because she missed the early ones.
I was moved by this whole moment because of her hunger for Jesus. This kid reminded me of the child like faith I so quickly lose in my life. She was so innocent in her want to know Jesus and fully understand him. To fully understand His love for us. How are you doing in your child like faith? I know I have more often than not come to reading the word as a chore or something to get through, or something to do for work. I want to be more like my younger daughter and come to it with such excitement that I can’t help but smile when I hear about Jesus. May we all find this child like faith in these coming days.