I was talking to a friend today about miracles in ministry. Why is it that when we see miracles, no rx we are amazed at God’s power? I brought this up because kids witnessing the same miracles think nothing of it. Are the children of today just not impressed by the power of God? This brought more light to one of my favorite scriptures (Matthew 18:1-4)
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, salve “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
We as adults have been conditioned through the years to remove imagination from our lives. We see miracles and are in awe. A child witnessing the same miracles is not surprised. It’s not that they can’t see the power of God, but they didn’t doubt that God would do what he said he would do. I recall reading stories as a child and years later Hollywood tried to make a movie out of the same story. I was disappointed. My imagination had no boundaries, but the adults of Hollywood were constrained. When the Bible says that a boy killed a Giant, do you imagine a young man getting lucky against a man slightly taller than his friends or can you imagine a 10-12 year old boy opposing a monster of a man, towering over all others? Kids don’t try to water down the Bible, they read and imagine and BELIEVE. So when Jesus heals the sick, restores the paralyzed, raises the dead, and takes away the sins of our lives, why can’t his commissioned followers do the same? They can! …if they truly believe and follow Matthew 18:4. If Jesus says expect miracles, what should we expect? It seems so obvious, but do you really expect miracles? Kids do!
The faith of a mustard seed will move mountains. Imagine it as a child would and believe.