I was in the shower the other day when the meaning of this scripture hit me:
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said,
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Mt 18:2-4 NKJV
Little children start off totally dependent on their parents. Submitting to their will without question, trusting whatever they say.
When we choose to follow Christ, we must go back to that place of total vulnerability, allowing His will to supercede ours.
Jesus recognises that this is a process… We need to become as little children and lay aside the cynicism that slowly clouds our minds, obliterates our trust and separates us from His presence.
God desires our total surrender and trust. As adults, that is a deeply uncomfortable place to be.
As Christians, we have chosen to convert but as Jesus explains in this passage, that’s just the start. The process of becoming as little children must follow if we are to attain the ultimate prize.