A few weeks ago I woke up with the reminder that “I am a child of God.”
I started re-reading scripture – how did Jesus refer to children, why did John use the phrase ‘children of God’ repeatedly? I started observing children differently and asking the Holy Spirit to give me more insight, not just theologically, but any thought processes or behavior patterns I could embrace as I live as His child.
When Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, do not keep them away, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” what is it about “these?”
Their faith? So free of skepticism and doubt!
Their love? Such unrestrained affection!
Their forgiveness? They don’t hold grudges.
Their presence? They immerse themselves in the moment without constantly thinking ahead or watching the clock.
Their joy? Generosity? Trust? Teachable spirits? Honesty? Courage? Their knack for resting (napping)?
In what way can you take a lesson from a child as you walk through your days as a child of God?
See what great love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!
(1 John 3:1)