Luke 18:17 (The Message)
"Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in."
The all-sufficiency of God ought to be as complete to the child of God as the all-sufficiency of a good mother is to the child of that mother. We all know the utter rest of the little child in the mother's presence and the mother's love. That its mother is there is enough to make all fears and all troubles disappear. It does not need the mother to make any promises; she herself, just as she is, without promises and without explanations, is all that the child needs. (anonymous)
For a child it is almost effortless. There is a rightness, an almost instinctual impulse to trust the goodness of a mother. And with that trust comes perfect peace.
I yearn for that peace and Luke 18:17 tells me that such yearning is biblical, and evidence that what I yearn for is pleasing to God. The problem is, I am an adult and such implicit trust does not come easy to my sin-encrusted and my life-experienced heart. Nevertheless, the path of peace is the same. I must learn to trust the living God with my concerns. Pray for me as I pray for you, that our trust in the goodness of God will become more and more like the child nestled in his mother's arms confident that all will be well.
"You are an all sufficient remedy for every care of my heart. Help me to trust in that this day and all the days you give me on this earth. Amen"