Christians Must Remember Trust
By: Rev. Joe Kramer
13 Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.
14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
-Matthew 19:13-15 (NIV)
Today’s message is not long. Today’s message, however, one that the church needs to hear. We have heard this message before, but until we practice it we need to keep it in the forefront of our minds.
Matthew chapter 19 we come to a point Jesus is speaking and little children were trying to get to him and some people there did not like this so Jesus decided to rebuke them. The disciples didn’t understand The disciples didn’t understand Jesus was trying to teach them.what Jesus was trying to teach them. They didn’t see the importance of children. However, Jesus taught them something they would never forget.
You see, Jesus was trying to teach them that a child understands what he’s told and simply believes. Jesus blessed the children and continued from there. A child tends to display a sense of just believing. Jesus said that the Kingdom belongs to those who are like little children who just believe what he said practices it. We aren’t talking to the unbeliever here, but to the believer who doesn’t practice God’s Word. Who doesn’t trust God. Who could care less about what God has to say.
This is a simple message, but one we tend to forget. We are finite beings. God is an infinite being. We don’t understand it all, but we must simply trust. Do you have trouble trusting today? If so, why don’t you just stop and pray to God to help your faith. This is a hard message for a lot of people who do not trust in God. But, for the Christian this is a fundamental belief. What will you do today? Will you choose to trust God? Or will you continue to live life like everyone who doesn’t know God. The choice is yours.