In Child-like Manner
- by Sue Seaman -

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Within each of us there is the child waiting to escape!

I recall an incident some years ago on a cold autumn day.
The leaves had fallen and, having been dried out by the wind, were now spread evenly across the pavement I was walking along.
Seeing the leaves lying there I suddenly felt an irresistible urge to crunch them underneath my feet - so I did! (This childlike feeling had surfaced despite the fact that I was a mother of three and 39 years old.) I had become so engrossed in what I was doing that I hadn't realised I was being watched. Then I heard a voice across the road. A neighbour who had watched me crunch my way down the path called out

"Enjoying yourself?"
I looked up and smiled.
"We never grow up do we?" she said.
And she is right!

For a moment I had found myself doing what the child in me would have done years before.
It made me think of my relationship with Jesus. He wants me to trust Him exercising a simple, childlike faith - the way a child trusts his parents.
The Bible doesn't exhort us to behave childishly but, in matters of faith, to become childlike.

Jesus was speaking to His disciples when he said:
"Verily I say unto you, except you be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3)

A simple childlike faith and trust in the Saviour is all we need to ensure our eternal future in the presence of God.

Is yours secure?

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