Journey Toward Nativity: Childlike Faith

A childlike faith?

This quote is mentioned in my study Bible when referring to Luke 18:16,17–

“But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

Imagine a child growing into a man untainted by pride, arrogance, and hatred? There has only been One. And He fulfilled what this faith is supposed to look like from his first infant-breath to His last crucified sigh. Thankfully, that last breath is not the end of the story, but the precursor for Light to fill all.

What does it look like for me? I am far from the heart of a child. But I am fully aware of the examples Christ gives to return to His way. I can rest in repentance, in Hope, in the beauty of Life around me—the witness of God above. I don’t want to focus on the plastic things of Christmas. But the treasures bestowed upon us by a loving God—the light I see in hearts around me, the hope ever present in His Word, and the sacred space He’s drawn me to in worship and adoration.

I hope to step as a child toward Him this season, not as one focused on the stuff, but like the infant who cares only about the parent saying, “come to Me”.

This advent season, I hope to journey toward the Nativity, reviving a heart of childlike faith with each and every thankful breath.


Published by Angie Dicken

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