GET TOGETHER- Come As a Little Child
Mr 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
This past Sunday morning as I was preaching at a congregation in our local community something in my opinion very special took place. I was preaching from 2 Cor 1:20 “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” And from Ps 103:1 -5<<A Psalm of David.>> Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
The title of the message was Positioned For The Promises. In the message I stressed how those promises were secured for us as New Covenant believers, and followers of Jesus Christ. He paid for them with His precious Holy Blood! The forgiveness of our sins, our past sinful lives being forgiven and redeemed. And that how that God renews our youth. That Jesus Christ the Incarnate God in His atoning death has provided healing for our bodies, mind, and spirit.
At the end of the message as the church was singing an invitation hymn someone came running to the Altar with a gigantic look of expectancy on her face. It was our four-year-old granddaughter Eden. She asked for prayer for someone. At first, I could not hear her so I prayed for her. After the music finished, she came back again and told me what she wanted prayer for. It was for healing for someone.
To me this was an example of the type of faith that Jesus is talking about when He is talking about coming as a little child. Eden hasn’t read any books that say that Jesus doesn’t heal anymore, or that attempt to explain away the miraculous. She believes that Jesus is still in the healing and prayer answering business.
My prayer for myself and all of us is that no matter what may have happened in our journey to dampen, or dim that childlike faith in us. Is that through the word of God and through the power of the Holy Spirit that we once again will pray expectantly. That we once again will pray and believe as a little child. And that once again as Eden came running expectantly to that altar that we will run expectantly to God with childlike faith.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus renew in us that child like faith that expects the miraculous. Renew in us that child like faith that helps us to walk in victory and not in defeat. Help us get in Your word. Help us to believe in Your Word. We trust that through the power of the Holy Spirit that You will do it!
In Jesus Name
Let God arise and His enemies be scattered !