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Growing young with child-like faith

Leah at 15It takes a long time to grow young. – Pablo Picasso

Today is our youngest daughter Leah’s 15th birthday. It is so hard to believe! It seems like yesterday she was just a little baby in her pink gown – such a beautiful baby! (No, I’m NOT prejudiced!) She has brought great joy to my life. Happy birthday, Leah!¬† I love you so much!

As I reflect on the years that have passed by so quickly, I think of the sweet innocence and the faith that children have.  They simply believe.  It is adults who teach children to have skepticism and unbelief in God.

The older we become, the more often we lose that pure, child-like faith which moves mountains.  As the quote says at the beginning of this blog, it takes a long time to grow young. May we as adults recapture that childlike faith, and simply take God at His word. 

In Matthew 18:3 (Amplified Bible), Jesus said about children,¬†And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].”



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