Sunday, November 30, 2008

Childlike Innocence

The Lord said, "unless you be like these little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of God." Why, what qualities of children make them qualified for the kingdom of God? That quality is childlike innocence and the capacity to trust their parents to provide for all their needs. Did not God want us to treat Him as a loving Father who would lavish His children with all the good things in life? Have you seen the faces of children? Their angelic and innocent faces are full of love, warmth and affection for everyone. Their laughter are engaging and contagious. They play games with complete abandon. They love their parents and never worry for anything they want since they know they will be well provided for. Teach them about God, the love of God for men and Christ provision for salvation and they will readily understand them. It is as if they know all of these things by heart. Children love flowers, love to play under the sun. Even when it rains, they shriek in sheer delight for the wonderful provisions of nature. They are as curious as the cat and would ask you endless questions about everything under the sun. They appreciate beauty and nature far beyond what adults could appreciate. They bask in the magnificence of the morning sun and marvel at the dawning of the setting sun. They love to smell the fresh scent of flowers, of new mown hay, and love to hear the bellowing of the cows. Who would never get tired of playing their favorite pets of cats and dogs but little children? And the pets love them too, sometimes even more than their own kind. There is a bond between children and pets that no one can fathom. And at night before going to sleep, you will hear the most solemn and fervent prayers uttered to God for the blessings of family, friends and pets. Truly, if we could imitate the innocence and trusting attitude of children, then the door of heaven becomes wide open for us.

Tags: Children, Innocence, Child Play, Playing Under The Sun, Playing In The Rain, Beauty, Love, Joy, Sunshine, Provisions, Pets, Friends, Parents, Kingdom of God

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


chubskulit said...

wish i could be as innocent as them.. it would be great hehehe..

Added this one also in my list kya mel.. hope you can add me back.. salamat po!

misty said...

If everyone could be just like a child, everything will be alright and this world will be a peaceful haven to live with..

joops said...

Can you imagine how serene it will be if mankind will be as innocent as a child? It would be a paradise, isn't it?

Thanks for the visit sir... Would you mind to xlink with me please?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Chubskulit,
Definitely, I will add you to this blog's link and to two others. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Misty,
I agree with you. Children have a better appreciation of the finer things in life than us adults. Thanks for your visit and nice comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Joops,
No, I don't mind. I will link you with this blog and two others. Thanks also for your visit and inspired comments. God bless you always.

fingertalks said...

hi bro. mel,

thanks for sharing this inspiring post. i remember what i wrote before in my blog about how a child sees the world..."It makes me wonder how a child sees the world. If ever we feel so burdened with life’s setbacks, ask a child what s/he’d gonna do, and you’ll be amazed at how s/he would advise you ~ so pure, so true, so sure of what s/he’d gonna do."

children...they make us connect back to reality.

God bless you, my friend.

Anonymous said...

When I use heart, I am a kid.

tin-tin said...

we should always have a child-like faith :)

Tey said...

I wish I can go back to those days with just fun playing around. I also wish my kids will stay being that innocent, but this is life. We have to move but it is good to be one once in a while, evn some lines are already showing on some part of your face..lols

Have a great day Mel
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Fingertalks,
Yes, I agree with you. It seems that children have a special connection with God and with His divine providence that they seem to know things by heart. Their motives are pure and their ways are so sublime that you can readily trust them with your very life. Ah, if we could all become children just once more. Thanks for your visit my friend and for your insightful comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
Yes, we are all kids at heart especially when we used our hearts and our mind's eyes in looking at things. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
You are childlike yourself my dear friend. You maintain that positive attitude of being pretty. Have you heard any child claim that they are ever ugly? No, to them, they are the prettiest person in the world and mom always agree with that. Chuckle!! Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Yes, you can always go back to that time. Just try to really play with your kids as though you are one of them and see how they will readily accept you. Don't be afraid that you will lose your parental authority and control over them. Just make sure you communicate to them which Tey they are dealing with. In my age I'm still playing with my kids and I love the feeling of being ever young. I love to fly kites even at my age. It is so relaxing. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

heiresschild said...

i work with children, and they are so innocent and trusting. my grandchildren will help to keep me young. lol!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sylvia,
Yes, your grandchildren will surely empathize with this post since they are also imbibed with pure innocence. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my friend.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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