In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Over and over again, we see in Scripture the importance of childlike faith. A faith that comes from understanding the stories in their simplest form, and trusting that what we don’t know, God does.
So how do we gain back our childlike faith? By keeping our eyes on Jesus. Peter learned this lesson the hard way when he tried walking on water with Jesus. How many of us would be willing to get out on the water in a storm? Probably not many adults, but most children would jump at the chance to do something so extraordinary! Like a child, Peter eagerly left the safety of the boat to head towards his Savior, but as soon as he let his childlike excitement be replaced by very adult fears, he began to sink.
But just like Jesus does to all of us, as soon as Peter cried out asking Jesus for help, he received it. What a blessing to know our Savior is ready to reach out and save us!
This Easter season, we invite you to take advantage of a FREE printout of the story of Jesus walking on water to share with the children and adults in your life. Use it as a jumping off point to share your own moments of asking for help and how Jesus responded in your time of need. Allow God to take a simple story and childlike faith to do something extraordinary in your life.
Excerpt taken from The Jesus Storybook which presents the Bible in easy-to-understand, comic-style illustrations, highlighting what Jesus said, what He did, who He was and why He had to come to earth.