Like a Child
Matthew 11:25 Then Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. I am thankful that you have hidden these things from those who are so wise and so smart. But you have shown them to people who are like little children.
I think sometimes, when it comes to the promises of God, we over-complicate things. We try to put this infinite God, into a little box where we can contain Him.
When I was a little boy, my mother used to make me soft-boiled eggs. They were my absolute favourite, but I always wanted a second one. So, when I’d finished the first, she would “magic” another egg out of thin air. How did she do that? It always blew me away.
Well, these days, I’m nudging sixty years of age and you know, I’ve finally figured it out. She used to hide the second egg in her apron! And I so believed that she was able to “magic” a soft-boiled egg out of thin air. There’s something wonderful about believing like a child. The innocence opens up a whole new world.
Then Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. I am thankful that you have hidden these things from those who are so wise and so smart. But you have shown them to people who are like little children. (Matthew 11:25)
When Jesus said that to His disciples, He knew what He was talking about. He knew that believing like a child, trusting God the way a child trusts its parents, opens up a whole new world.
The difference with Jesus, though, is that it’s not sleight of hand. It’s not a con job. This God, this Jesus is real. Very real! And when we believe in Him with the guileless candour of childhood … we can see Him for who He His. We can receive from Him the out-of-this-world blessings that He wants to pour out on our lives.
Blessings – that He’s hidden from those who over-complicate things, but revealed to those who simply believe.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.