Definition of Faith: Blind Trust
I’ve often wondered why Jesus would want us to become children (again). Recently we had a family get together. My energetic nephew was there, he has energy to tire ten adults! It was my turn to play with him and keep his attention.
He found a game of climbing up the steps between the kitchen and the living room and walking to the side of the steps and jumping into my arms. At first, I stood there to protect him from thinking he could jump down on his own because it was too high for his little structure. Well, he thought of it as a fun game. As I came close and put my arms out to stop him from jumping off the landing, he said ‘jump!’ as best as he could and literally jumped into my arms. We played like this for a while and then he went to play with his older cousins (whew!).
When it was time to leave we started packing up food and cleaning up. My sister was standing right where we were playing before. No one took note of the little guy climbing up the stairs and standing by the landing. I suddenly heard my sister make an exclamation and there he was in her arms. He saw her standing there and assumed she was playing ‘jump’ with him and he jumped. She just managed to catch him. She held him closely and kissed him over and over. He had this expression of ‘come on, auntie, you suppose to put me down so I can go jump again’. He had no idea of the danger he could have been in.
Mark 10:14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these”.
God wants us to be as children
Matthew 18:3 “Truly I say to you, Unless You turn around and become as young children, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.”
God brought this back to me and instantly I understood why Jesus always wants us to be like children. What a great definition of faith – blind trust! He wants us to blindly trust Him and know that He will always be there to catch us and put us down in a safe place.
Trust God Blindly
Has God asked something too hard of you? Has He called you to walk what seems a lonely pathway? Do you feel overwhelmed by your situation? Do you feel that God has not heard your prayers and is not on His way to help you? Today become as a child, trust Him blindly. He never shows us the whole picture. If He did, we’d run away from the calling He has placed on our lives. He shows us small steps. And though sometimes we may not understand them, He wants us to trust that Father knows best. Trust that He sees the big picture and everything will work out in His time. The way He wants it to. He who holds the entire universe in His hands and created every living and non living thing in it surely can hold your hand to walk you through. Trust in Him today.
May His grace be sufficient now and always, Amen.