Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 25, 2013

All Else Fails

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Matthew 18:2-4. He called a child, had him stand among them, and said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn around and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven! Whoever then humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

There is a lot in these 3 verses. The first is faith and trust. When our son was in 1st grade he fell at school. The teacher called us to come take him to the doctor because she was sure his arm was broken. When she told our son she was going to call us he asked her to pray first. The teacher was a believer so she prayed. As she prayed she saw the large bump from the broken bone move and become almost flat. When the doctor saw the x-ray he was surprised. He said it should have been a compound fracture but was lined up perfectly and only needed a splint. Our son’s first reaction, his first thought, was to go to God. The adult teacher’s first thought was call on other people. We are to have the trust and faith as a child and take everything to God first. So often we look to our own abilities or those of others before we look to God. Like the saying, “If all else fails, read the manual,” we say if all else fails, pray. Let us be a child and pray, trusting God first.

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