one thing about children. they don't assume they know it all. at their core they know their parents know more and when push comes to shove, they turn to them. they never fool themselves into thinking they have it all figured out, that they have the "correct doctrine." that is unheard of. rather humility is a natural part of their lives. they know they are weak. yet, they do not let this fact despair them. humility does not equal shame. rather, they embrace learning what they do not know with enthusiasm. learning is play, is life. it is normal, a joy, not a struggle. not knowing does not cause them to stumble in pride. they simply learn from one who knows and joyfully recive their new knowledge.
i think we can learn a lot from children.
yesterday i held two-year old melilla, curled up in my arms, scared from a scene in little mermaid 2. i held her and whispered, "shhh...it's okay. i know it's bad right now, but it will all be good in the end. i promise. trust me. i know."
at that moment i felt God's arms wrap around me and whisper, "shh...it's okay. I know it's bad right now, but it will all be good in the end. I promise. trust Me. I know."