A Childlike Heart
I have a dear friend whose son has down syndrome. Although he is a grown man, he has the heart and mind of a child, which endears him to all who melt him. He also speaks in a very soft whisper, making it difficult to understand what is being said.
My entire staff joined together for supper several weeks ago and I was asked to lead the blessing. The son decided to pray and blessed the food. The only word I heard was Amen. I closed the blessing for all of us.
Later, I asked my friend if I’d done the right thing or should I have let his prayer stand. She assured me I did the right thing.
However, my mind kept moving back to his prayer. How sweet, genuine and childlike his prayer was. The words he spoke were between him and the Lord.
I wondered how often are my prayers genuine and childlike? How often do I go before the throne in childlike faith without wanting or expecting anything in return?
And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:2-4 ESV)
Do you approach the throne with childlike faith?