15 People were bringing babies to Jesus so that he would bless them. When the disciples saw this, they scolded them. 16 Then Jesus called them to him and said, “Allow the children to come to me. Don’t forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children. 17 I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a child will never enter it.” (Luke 18:15-17, CEB)
Children in western developed society should be seen and not heard. They need to be kept away so not to disturb the learning or conversation. But wait this passage isn’t from western developed society…
But here we see the value of all life and people. Jesus says the children are to come to him because it is in their faith that the kingdom is known. Children believe what they hear.
This reminds me of The Santa Clause 2 where the character that plays the woman Santa is telling he is Santa doesn’t believe it and Santa’s son says something to the point of adults don’t believe in the North Pole because they have never seen it and children don’t need to see it to believe in it. We need to trust like a child when mom leaves the room she is coming back and I will be cared for.
A child like faith and trust in God is the only way to get the kingdom.
Do you believe?