We’ve probably heard about “becoming like a child.” In the context of the story, Jesus made one point. We don’t need to add more meanings; Christ’s lesson is challenging enough: “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” The issue? Humility.
Maybe as nobodies, God can actually do through us what He longs to do. The New Testament analogy of the Body of Christ beautifully emphasizes how operational the church can be when made up of parts working together for the good of the whole. If we could grasp the awesome truth of our significance to Christ, we would be less likely to attempt proving our worth by becoming “somebodies” in the eyes of others. The invitation from Christ is to be like the child.
With my damaged brain and my driven self and my questions and my doubts and my love of Jesus, that’s where I live. Like a kid walking His way, reaching for His hands, and hoping He will hold me again. Right now.
[Editor's Comment: What a joy it is for me to have a wonderful young friend like Chris Maxwell. He is an excellent communicator. God is giving to the IPHC young men like Chris with a fresh, new style of preaching and communicating the truth of the Gospel. I enjoy reading his books, his poems, hearing him speak and preach. Most of all, he is a man of God who walks and talks daily with Jesus, and he is filled with the Holy Spirit. He is the campus pastor of Emmanuel College. He is married to the former Miss Debbie Oliver, the daughter of Stanley and Eve Oliver of Royston, GA.]