Faith like a child
We just got back from a trip to the land of oz!! Bryan and I took the girls to visit Great Grandma and lots of family we don’t get to see often because of the many miles between us.
Bryan and I packed up the car and tried our best not to forget anything. We had warm clothes, pajamas, toothbrushes, snacks, coloring books, plane tickets and gas in the car. We were prepared. We knew where we were going and a good idea what to expect.
When we got on the airplane I watched Hannah (our almost 4 yr old) happily apply stickers to every surface of her coloring book. Ava (our two year old) enjoyed the little window going up and down, and up and down and up and down and…. they had not a worry in the world about our trip.
Despite our attempts to explain it they really had no concept that we were traveling several hundred miles away. They didn’t pack anything, and they did nothing to prepare.
They didn’t have to check their calendar when we said it was time to go, They just went. They didn’t worry that they wouldn’t have food, clothing, or a place to sleep that night.
We have proven ourselves faithful to take care of them.
Sometimes God has an “adventure” planned for us. And He simply says, “let’s go.”
As silly as it would be for our 2 year old to say, hold on mom, let me check my blackberry to see if I can schedule in this trip. How silly would it be for me to tell God the same thing? When God is calling nothing else matters.
It is hard to trust He has all the details worked out but He does. “Don’t be afraid little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32-33
I love your comments! How have your children taught you about faith?