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  • Nate Gernert

Faith like a child

Recently I was tucking in my daughter and read a story from her children's Bible. I cannot even remember what the story was at this point, but she said her bedtime prayers and then I left the room. A few minutes later Jenn came out to me and told me that Aubrianna was sobbing and had a question for me. I asked her what was the matter and she told me that she was sobbing because she wanted to go see Jesus. She could not understand why we could not get in the car and go see Jesus like we get in the car and go see Grandma and Grandpa. She then followed up with a statement that had be balling as much as she was. She wanted to go see Jesus and Uncle Timmy. You see, my brother passed away about 31 years ago. She has been to his graveside and knows that Uncle Timmy is with Jesus. We both sobbed a little and then I had to try to tackle the tough question that was brought to me by my 3 year old.

This whole discussion got me to thinking about something. How much do I long to see my Savior? Many of us long to see those who have passed into the presence of our Lord, but do we long to see Jesus with a greater desire? I am not talking about wanting leave this earth before the Lord's timing, but do we long to see Him face to face? Are we as passionate about introducing other to Christ so that they may enter His presence for all of eternity? There are great lessons to be learned from children when it comes to faith. Christ said it best in Luke 18:16-17, "...Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn't have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God."

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