January 24, 2012

Childlike Faith

I often wonder what it would be like to be a child again. At times I can only remember little details of my childhood. Grandma letting me dance with her, mom always drinking pepsi with me, dad rubbing my head and back, and grandpa watching tv drinking a beer while grandma cooks... I miss that.

On Sunday mornings I get to spend an hour with 2 and 3 year old kids. Often I just observe them. I'm so jealous of their ability to be unbothered. There only worry seems to be if they get to play with the play-doh. I wish I was more like them...

One morning I asked to them, "Do you guys pray?" They all said "Ya!" "About what?" "Food, mom, dad, everything!" "To who do you pray to?" "JESUS!"... Why aren't we all so excited to tell others about praying and Jesus?! After this conversation I guess I did think praying was more exciting.. Why wasn't I always seeing it this way?!

I want this faith.

This childlike faith. The ability to state what you believe without fear. The ability to proclaim the good and shrug off the bad. The ability to love others even after harm has been done and your play-doh has been stolen. The ability to hold no grudge. 

"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."
-Mark 10:15

Love my favorite little mans faith and joy. <3