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How the Faith of Our Children Affects OUR Faith


Have you ever wondered what it means to have the faith of a child?

Mark 10:15 tells us "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

That is a serious admonition for anyone hoping to be part of the kingdom of God! I want to enter in! But how do we receive the kingdom like a child?

I notice whenever I tuck my little girls [2] into bed each night, they do not ask me if we will have enough food to eat for breakfast or how we will fill up the van with gas so we can make it to church or whether we will have anything to wear.

They simply trust that in the morning breakfast will appear before them and somehow we will be transported to church in suitable clothing.

They do not fret over the details. They know my love for them will cause me to do what is necessary to care for them.

That faith, the innocent faith of a child, inspires me to put my trust in my heavenly Father's loving care. I don't need to "help" Him out by worrying about what will happen tomorrow. I need to rest easy in the belief that His love for me will bring about what is best.

I am so thankful I get to tuck my children into their beds at night! Not only do I read to them and pray with them and remind them of God's care, I learn from them how to put my trust in that care.

How has the faith of your children affected your faith?

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