Intricate details, ones that are small in comparison to the vast earth we inhabit are looked over by most. Take for instance the changing colors of leaves in the fall or the dots on the back of a tiny lady bug. When is the last time you noticed the intricate things around you?
When my children play I’m amazed at how their eyes focus in on the smallest of details. They take in nearly every part of their surroundings. Never bogged down by any other thing and not overlooking the beauty of the sights around them. You might say its because children don’t have grown up worries such as bills or family issues to be distracted by. Understanding of these things isn’t in a child’s knowledge base yet.
Chapter 18 of the book of Matthew in verses 3-4 Jesus says to the disciples, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” The faith of a child is unrelenting and often their hearts are so full of love; if able they would change the world with it.
A child’s simplicity is sometimes downright common sense and their reliance upon parents for every need is an organic part of them. Most children don’t fear the needs they have because they know a good parent will do everything in their power to provide it. Sometimes the child never even brings notice to the need, yet the parent satisfies it. Our Heavenly Father knows what we need as well.
Pondering on these things leads me to believe we should be more like children. Not in the ways of acting immature but, when it comes to our walk with the Lord. The second verse in the passage quoted earlier from Matthew states that we should, “humble” ourselves, “as a little child”. Humble is described as meaning lowly or having a small sense of ones self in the presence of God. It means knowing that your every step, every breath, and every heartbeat are dependent upon a higher One. You coming to the knowledge and realization that your LIFE-SOURCE is not found within your own self is so important on your journey.
Intricate and minute detail never escape the eyes of our Jesus.
He knows every hair upon your head and hears every syllable that comes from your lips. In the busyness of life earthly parents sometimes overlook what their child is saying. I love to think about this because when I do, I remember that God NEVER does that to us. Not even by accident!
When you wake up every morning you step into a cloud of new mercies sent from your Beloved Father. You are an “arrow in His bow” being trained for great things. All He requires is that you stay reliant and continuously humble like a child. Don’t take your eyes off of Him at any point of life because you cannot make it without His guiding hand.
There is a reason He said in the scriptures to come to Him like a child.