Like children

We could not hope to be listened to if we had merely our own thoughts; there are so many others in the world wiser and more learned than we. But in a time of peril in a beleaguered city the humblest of day-laborers is more worth listening to than the greatest of orators, if he has news. So it is with the Christian preacher in this deadly peril of the soul. The wages of sin is death – that is the law. But at the decisive point Christ has taken the wages upon Himself – that is the gospel… the good news. J Gresham Machen – ‘God Transcendant’

It doesn’t matter whether we are a savage in the jungles or a modern on the streets of NY, we have all only paddled a few feet in the ocean of knowledge. One is a little further along, another a little less but what does it matter? We know very little.

Maybe that is what Jesus meant when he said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17

It’s not that we should strive to be ignorant or naive like little children but that we are. The kingdom of God belongs to those who are willing to recognize it… But that’s not easy to accept!

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