The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind. We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible. We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it than just a childlike faith, but the truth is that God in His infinite wisdom laid out His plan for humanity so many years ago – simply. Even His holy Word was written for everyone to understand through faith. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to study the Bible. You simply have to have an accepting heart.
We were created by Him – we need His divine intervention because we were corrupted by the devil – He loves us so much that He came to us in human flesh to teach, admonish and die for us – He rose from death showing His power over it – He returned to heaven to prepare a perfect place for us to spend eternity with Him.
Too simple, some might say. There has to be more to the story than that. Isn’t there something we should be doing to speed up the process – to help God along with the work that needs to be done – to work our way into heaven?
It’s not about us. It’s about the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Creator of heaven and earth. When human reason gets in the way it gets complicated. We cannot even begin to understand what God has in mind for us. All we can do is believe that He has our best interests at heart. He loves us with a love that is beyond comprehension. He designed us perfectly, but because of man’s desire to be on an even keel with Him, reason got in the way of that perfection.
Often, when we start to search the scriptures with the intent of becoming wise, our heads get too big and we become like the Pharisees. We think that the more brainy we become; the more intellect we gain through our own doing; the more godlike we become.
Let’s forget about reason and just accept as children accept what their father tells them is true. God loves us so much that He put Himself in our place to take our sins to the grave. We can now rejoice in His salvation. Very simple – not complicated.
“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”