It was a foggy morning.
As I climbed out of bed and walked into the kitchen, I could see the thick mist through my window.
A change of clothes was in order…
Quickly grabbing two cameras, I hurried to my car and set out to see how a blanket of moisture had transformed my little corner of the world.
Passing by a a home that bordered an open field, a quick glance made me turn around and go back to visit the scene again.
Most of all, trusting.
A single car tire was hanging from a tree branch by a rope that had been tied.
If I had thought to have gone to try out the swing for myself, I would first have checked the knots securing the rope to the tire.
Next, I would’ve surveyed the branch up above for strength.
Would it have been able to have held my weight?
After looking closely at the knots on the branch to make sure they were tight, I might’ve then enjoyed a time of leisure swinging.
Would this have been the thought processes of a young child?
I think not.
Upon seeing the tire suspended from the branch, a child would likely squeal in delight as they ran to place themselves happily into the center.
With no thought to any worry, they would swing high and low, embracing each moment without a care.
Jesus said. “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
God, in His mercy, has sent Jesus to die on the cross for payment of our sins.
Accepting His gift, we can put our complete trust in Him and enjoy an abundant life like no other.
If we insist on complete knowledge and understanding of our Creator with every “why” and “how” answered to our satisfaction, we may never fully trust that which could save us.
Yet, if upon learning of God’s plan of salvation through Jesus, we run joyfully to place ourselves happily into the center of His love for us, we come with child-like faith.
Today, as you think of your life, do you picture yourself swinging peacefully with an inner joy inside or do you see yourself standing under a tree, skeptically peering at a bundle of knots?
And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.