Why Would Jesus Want Us To Be Like Children?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

It's clear, Jesus never had a child. Otherwise he would have never said we should be like them. I'm joking, I'm joking! But seriously Jesus, what on earth are you talking about?

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 18:3 NIV

It's been a long, hard day. My daughter was “full” at every meal, but begging for snacks in between. She decided to see if I really meant “no” (and I did!) and wheedled and whined until I was ready to pull my hair out. My son came home from school tired, fighting over every toy, and screaming at his younger sister. I got “the sigh” when I told my teen that five minutes of flute practice isn't the same as fifteen. I ended my parenting day by sending the same child back to bed half a dozen times.