Faith Like a Child

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My six-year-old daughter Elizabeth came to know Christ as her Savior a few months ago.  It was one of the happiest moments of my life as her father and I prayed with her in her bedroom that night.  Since then, she has asked some really good questions about her new-found faith, and is growing in her knowledge of God’s Word through our family devotions each evening.

On her Christmas vacation, she decided to go on an “adventure” in the house.  We used a map and went from room to room “exploring” different areas (in the dark with her flashlight, of course!).  At one point she told me there was a big river we needed to cross, and we couldn’t swim across it.  I suggested that we take a boat.  She suggested that instead we ask Jesus if we could walk on the water.  So she asked Jesus, and informed me that He said yes!  I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.  It struck me that while I had offered a practical solution, she had offered a miraculous solution.  How often do we as adults fail to look to God for a solution, and instead depend on our own ideas?  My prayer is that we may become like little children (Matthew 18:3) and depend on God to fix our problems, rather than on ourselves.

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