Luke 18:16-17 [ESV]
But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
This passage has always been so endearing to me and shows us a side of Jesus that exposes us to His character. I think of those who accepted Jesus when they were very young and the simplicity and trust with which they believed. It’s a no brainer to a child when they hear what Jesus has done for them. The trusting countenance of a young child’s belief is precisely what Jesus is talking about as well as the awe and wonder of belonging to a Kingdom such as His.
My walk in following Him should not lose this sense of wonder and trust; holding His hand as He guides me through this life’s challenges and then Him hoisting me onto His shoulders as He carries me into His everlasting Kingdom.
One of the images I think about in regard to the refuge that is Jesus, is running to Him like a child and clinging to His shins; around this cloak for protection. Running from my own self-sufficiency, from my own sinful tendencies, from the worry and heartache this life presents.