I don’t want to grow old. I’m not talking about actual years. I’m talking about attitude. Many old people are fearful. They’re set in their ways. They only ever look back. On the positive side, they can have great wisdom. So if I could have the wisdom with the joy of youth, it would be the best of both worlds.
Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. (Mark 10:15) There is something special about the way God loves children. Maybe it’s their complete trust, their capacity to enjoy, or their wonder and curiosity. They believe what they are told, without the predisposition to doubt like adults have.
I want to hold on to childlike faith and joy and walk through the kingdom with the eyes of a little one, but also with the wisdom of the ages. I want to have fun, to sing and dance, and never fear because God is having fun with me. Imagine an entire kingdom of childlike faith.
That means there would be no egos or attitudes, only trust and laughter. Imagine sleeping the peace of a child at night. Put yourself in His hands and let your adult self be young again. It’s easier to get around in the kingdom that way.
Another post on childlike faith: Dancing On Daddy’s Feet