Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to serve at kids camp with our awesome Kids Ministries team. My cabin co-leader Kelsey and I were blessed to hang out with 10 awesome 3rd grade girls and we had so much fun. We played in the pool, made crafts, loaded up at the candy shack, played games, and gathered around a big round table to share meals and tell stories about our lives. We danced and worshiped during chapel time and shared about Jesus in our cabin time.
One morning the chapel speaker asked the kids to pray for their cabin leaders. We sat down on the ground and ten little girls wrapped their arms around us and asked God for a good life and that we would have lots of energy to keep up with them. Then they prayed for healing and that we would know God more. When they finished, Kelsey and I looked up at each other with tears in our eyes. We agreed that those prayers were some of the more moving gifts we’d received.
The faith of a child is so innocent and pure, so courageous! As we opened our Bibles with them each day they were characteristically humble and teachable, asking questions with the expectation of knowing God more. Over and over they would take God at His word. They were filled with the joy and wonder of God. They were absolutely inspiring.
“Let the children come to Me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14-15 NLT)
Childlike faith is the wonder and awe at what God has done for us. It is a synergy of trust, hope and unpretentiousness that knows God will love and lead us. It overrides complacency and the attitude of “been there, done that” even though we may have. It enables us to maintain our humility and enthusiasm so that our faith doesn’t become just another routine.
Here are questions I’ve been asking myself:
What things in my life would improve with a more Childlike Faith?