‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants…’
Can we recall, as children, blindly submitting to and trusting anything our parents did or said? Do we trust God in this way? Like a child?
The uncertainty pervading our world today has seemingly intensified self-reliance, through a growing and impatient infatuation with knowing the unknown and assuming total control of our intrusively-impacted lives. Alarmingly, many self-proclaimed philosophers have even been embraced for their questionable prophecies and explanations.
This egotistically-mundane obsession has the destructive tendency of preventing us from witnessing the profound presence of God in our lives. Often times, it is only at a point of helplessness and utmost humility, do we truly seek the gracious will of God.
Thus, we must constantly revisit the scripture which proclaims Jesus’ joyous gratitude for the enlightenment and empowerment of his ‘infant’ apostles. For their child-like faith, vulnerability, lack of worldly wisdom and eagerness to learn all about Him, have not only opened the door to the unmatched knowledge of God, but to His many wondrous blessings and ultimate promise of eternal life.