Mark 10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
For many reasons, children are often described as vulnerable hence a number of protective measures are put in place to ensure their safety. Thus Jesus’ show of anger towards his disciples for turning away parents with their children would be deemed acceptable even today.
In one of the two sentences Jesus speaks today, He says ‘whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a child will not enter it’. Children can thus be seen as the perfect examples of pure trust because whiles growing up, they have a tendency to accept what they are told and shown as true without question.
To accept the Kingdom as a child is to see it exactly as God paints it to us and holding on firmly to that picture not allowing anything to dissuade us. It also involves trusting completely in all the kingdom promises knowing that they will be fulfilled in due time.
To be a child, is to really believe hence children ought to be our models when it comes to trust because regardless of what other people say, it takes a great amount of effort to make them change their minds once they believe a concept. That is how firm our resolve should be- how definite our conviction should be and how sure our trust in the Lord should be.
Remember # you may be advanced in age, but you need to believe as a child.