In Luke 18:16, Jesus said the kingdom of God belongs to those who are childlike. Jesus’ statement implies that the little ones around us can help us understand the faith life and God’s heart. In The Little Ones devotional, I drew a parallel between the life of faith and early childhood. You will learn how to become childlike at heart, not childish.
Here is a sample taken from Day 4 :
The Source of Comfort
I weaned my first little one when he was 15 months-old. I thought weaning meant he would no longer reach for my breasts. I was wrong. After he was weaned, reaching for my breasts became his new way of saying “I am hungry” and “I need you to comfort me.” My little one kept reaching out for the place of comfort he has always known, and it took a while for him to adjust. Having access to all the good food he likes did not stop him from reaching out for my breasts—his first place of comfort.
My little one’s behavior reminds me of God’s comfort. God is our source of comfort, and His presence brings us comfort. I am glad we get to carry God’s presence everywhere, and we can be comforted anywhere. We don’t have to wait till Sunday for comfort. The Holy Spirit, the comforter, lives in us, and He is there for us always.
God is our source of comfort, and He wants us to never forget that. Let’s meditate on these scriptures: John 14:26, 2 Corinthians 1:4-5, and Isaiah 51:12. If possible, please write what God is impressing upon your heart.
Take a moment and lay back against the one who comforts you. Rest your head on His chest. Can you feel His heart for you? You will always be His child. No one else can comfort you like your heavenly Father.
Would you like to become a member of God’s family? Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.
Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen
Welcome to God’s family!