Thursday, February 3, 2011

Faith like a Child

    Children are fascinating creatures. One minute they can be playing with their toys without a care in the world, then the next minute they tell you something like:
"When I grow up I don't want to get married because I don't want to have to cook for somebody."
Or like my friend, who shaves his head and has no hair, had his son ask the other day:
"Dad, where are you?"
"In the front room. Why?"
"Oh, I heard the hair dryer and thought you were drying your hair."

    Kids can make you laugh, cry and confuse you all at the same time. But to see how they trust completely and love unconditionally makes me think about my relationship with God.  My daughter has no doubt that I will protect her and love her no matter what.  She knows that I always want what is best for her.  Even when I have to discipline her she knows that I still love her.

     So why do I hold back when it comes to my relationship with God?  I can't tell you how many times I have felt God saying "It's OK I've got you!" and still I try to do it on my own.  Jesus tells us that we should all have the faith of a child, to trust and know that no matter what our Heavenly Father always wants what is best for us and will love us no matter what.  Sure, we may not always understand why things happen the way they do or how things will work out in the end, but we can always know that He will be right beside us through it all.

    We have some friends who's children have just recently entered a difficult and unexpected season in their life.  One of which is a little girl named Sadie.  She made this video around Christmas, but in light of all that is going on it is extremely powerful and relevant.  I would love for you to watch this short video and as you watch it I ask you to pray for Sadie and another sweet girl named Abigail.

    Gabi never has to wonder if her daddy loves her or will be there for her. I pray that I can RE-learn the unconditional trust and faith like a child.