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Becoming Humble like a Child

Jesus is shown sitting on a mountain talking with three young children.  The painting illustrates God's love for the youngest of humans.
Jesus is shown sitting on a mountain talking with three young children. The painting illustrates God's love for the youngest of humans.
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A new series of devotionals!

Realizing the need for more Bible-centered pieces, several smaller devotional pieces, such as this one, will be released several times a week starting today. My hope is that these pieces become daily releases. These "Bible Verses of the Day (Almost)" are meant to inspire, encourage, bring peace, joy, and to encourage those to read further into the day's verse.

Take heart to these pieces, and allow your curious mind to delve deeper into the subject matter, and discover truth, wisdom, and a wonderful man named Jesus Christ, who loves all of us greatly.

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"At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, 'Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.'" Matthew 18:1-5

When a child is born into this world, they are not born evil with wicked ways, they are born with innocent eyes. This passage is not telling us that we should be like an angry child, or a crying child. This passage is not telling us that we should grow down instead of up.

Children are helpless when they are born, and they look to their parents for everything: wisdom, food, comfort, reassurance, and answers. Children look up to their parents, just like we as Christians are to look up for Jesus. Children learn from us, like we are to learn from Jesus.

As children learn to be loving and generous, we too should do the same. We are all children of God no matter what our physical age may be. Jesus calls us all that we must be as humble and as loving as an innocent child, and by doing so, we welcome the Lord into our own hearts.

May God's blessings be upon you all on this Transfiguration Sunday.