By Ryan Coggins
“…the most wonderful and marvelous faith is the simple faith of a little child. It is the faith that dares.” - Smith Wigglesworth
Recently, I had the proudest moment of my life. I was talking with my three-year-old daughter about Jesus and how much He loves her. The more we talked the more I realized that she had a pretty firm grasp on the importance of having Jesus in her life. The conversation ended with her asking Jesus to forgive her of her sins, and to come into her life. It was the most sincere and honest prayer I’ve ever heard…what a moment!
It brought an entirely new meaning to the verse where Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it,” (Mark 10:15). There was not a hint of skepticism, doubt, or worry in my daughter’s voice as she prayed. She believes with everything in her that Jesus has forgiven her of her sins, come into her life, and flung the gates of heaven wide open just for her. Period.
It has challenged me to reclaim some of the innocence and sincerity that we can so often lose as we get older. I never want to rely more on my own strength, abilities, or wisdom than that of God. My prayer today is that we would all have faith like that of a child.