The Gospel message is so beautiful in its simplicity. Our human minds want it to be more. We want to be able to wrap our intelligence around it and figure it out, but God is so awesome, He’s already done that for us.
Jesus was tired from a long day of preaching. His disciples held back the crowds so their brother could catch His breath, but that didn’t stop the kids. They were just as eager as their adult counterparts to see this man who did miracles and spoke amazing stories. They wanted to be involved. Jesus chastised His followers for turning them away by saying, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of God.”
In that statement, God is telling us that He’s available for everyone all the time. We don’t need to be Bible scholars or have brilliant minds. We don’t need to figure it out, all we need to do is believe – to have faith in Him. Our relationship with God should be like that of little children. They were eager to hear, enthusiastic in their approach and fearless in their desire to be part of hearing the Savior’s words.
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon or a nuclear physicist. All it requires of us is the simplicity of faith – believing in something we can’t see, but being confident of its existence. God doesn’t look at our wisdom or our good works and say – “OK, you’re in!” He tells us to have the faith of a little child and we will surely inherit His kingdom.
It’s so easy – so uncomplicated – so perfect! Yes, Jesus loves me!!