It’s as much a gentle instruction as it is a chilling warning:
“And he said: ‘I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ ” (Matthew 18:3)
The same Jesus who dandled children upon His knee, who would not let His followers turn them away, who refused to silence them when they shouted “Hosanna!” to Him in the temple courts … wants us to become just like them:
Innocent by His blood. Drawn to Him by His love. Exuberant in our praise to Him.
If that’s a key to entering His kingdom, then it must be important.
3 thoughts on “HeartWorship: Like Little Children”
Great point Keith about it being a KEY to entering the the Kingdom. We would rather spend time arguing about things he NEVER even addressed. Go figure.>>Keep em coming, bro!>DU
Keith, you’re right. I push our folk to understand that proper worship involves the children and can be very noisy! We invite the children to the table and ask that people “worship” instead of “perform.” It is slowly working!
One of my favorite things involving children in worship is at Sycamore View Church of Christ in Memphis. At the time of collection, as they dismiss the children to their children’s worship (which is very well done), they put a basket up front and let the children come and give first. One little boy went up to the song leader, Kip Long, and said “Hello Jesus!”>>But your point is not so much involve the children more as it is we need to be more like them. In all their innocence. In all their shortcomings. In all their inability to take care of themselves and not being afraid to ask for help. Being like a child means we stop relying on ourselves and start relying on our parents.