By Kate Tamale-Sali
Have you ever watched little children and how they depend on others for their well-being and everyday needs?
A child will trust that when he is hungry, he will be given something to eat, when he is sick, afraid or hurt, someone else will take care of him and ease his discomfort.
Jesus commends such a childlike attitude. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God belongs to those who have “Childlike faith” (Luke 18:15-30, Matthew 18:2-4).
It is this dependency of children on adults that Jesus implies as faith. The faith that simply obeys, trusts, prays and is full of joyous expectations. A faith that is humble and fully dependent on God.
Depending on God is understanding who He is and who we are. He is the Creator and sustainer of all things, including your life and mine. God is the potter and we are the clay (Isaiah 64:8). You and I are the work of His hands.
In Genesis, it is clearly stated that the Lord God Almighty is the Creator. He created man in his image and gave him power to have dominion over all that He created (Genesis 1:23-31, 2: 7).
God created man and woman to relate with Him, glorify, worship and fully depend on Him. In return, they were to enjoy life and all God’s wonderful creation. But man fell short of the glory of God by disobeying Him, and was separated from Him, and condemned to die (Genesis 3).
Thanks be to God for His love and faithfulness to mankind. For He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to be the mediator between Him and man. Jesus died for our sins and rose again from the dead to enable us regain life (John 5: 24, 3:16).
Jesus’ obedience to God qualifies us to become sons and daughters of God when we repent of our sins. My friend, this is a time to realize that we are powerless to defeat sin by ourselves and to surrender our life to God and fully depend on Him.