“Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked him. But Jesus called them to him, saying, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.‘ ” 15-17
I’m not sure exactly what Jesus means when he commands us to approach him like children. But here’s what I know about infants:
When they need something, they ask for it.
When they’re scared, they seek comfort from the arms that provide safety.
Have you ever seen an infant sprawled on the chest of their mom or dad? They look so peaceful and so safe.
Tomorrow is Christmas and we’ll recognize that Jesus came to us this way too. Vulnerable, small and meek. He modeled for us what it looks like to set aside power, pride and position.
What’s your posture towards God?