You have hidden these things from the wise ...

In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

Sometimes I forget how extraordinary it is to have a relationship with God. The notion that the One who created everything I see, and cannot see, has come into my life sometimes overwhelms me. With Jesus I rejoice greatly that our Heavenly Father has revealed himself, and his thoughts, to we who treasure his name. It speaks to me of how salvation is an issue of the heart. For such wisdom cannot be obtained in an intellectual quest but in a childlike manner.

The blessed eyes that behold the things of God are not the rational and critical eyes of an adult but those of a child. For to embrace the kingdom of God one must abandon heady religion and theological pursuits and stoop to the level of a child. One of the most important lessons in the gospels is that the most prestigious theologians missed God and his blessings because they were not willing to forsake their intellect for their heart. Such must not be the case for us.

Lord help me to live with childlike faith strengthening this new heart you have given me.

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