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Childlike Faith

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READ: Matthew 8:5-10
  The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. —Luke 18:27

On the way home from a family camping
trip, 6-year-old Tanya and her dad were the only ones still awake in
the car. As Tanya looked at the full moon through the car window, she
asked, “Daddy, do you think I can touch the moon if I stand on my

“No, I don’t think so,” he smiled.

“Can you reach it?”

“No, I don’t think I can either.”

She was quiet for a moment, then she said confidently, “Daddy, maybe if you hold me up on your shoulders?”

Yes—the childlike faith that daddies can do anything. True faith,
though, has the written promise of God for its foundation. In Hebrews
11:1, we read, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.” Jesus talked a lot about faith, and
throughout the Gospels we read of His response to those who had great

When a paralyzed man’s friends brought him to Jesus, He
“saw their faith,” forgave the man of his sins, and healed him (Matt.
9:2-6). When the centurion asked Jesus to “speak a word, and my servant
will be healed” (8:8), Jesus “marveled” and said, “I have not found
such great faith” (8:10).

When we have faith in God, we will find that all things are possible (Luke 18:27).  — Cindy Hess Kasper

God, give me the faith of a little child
Who trusts so implicitly,
Who simply and gladly believes Thy Word,
And never would question Thee. —Showerman

A childlike faith unlocks the door to the kingdom of heaven.

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