Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Children of God

Was chatting with a friend the other day about a whole bunch of stuff, and one of the things that came up, was how much we really are ever going to know about God, and Jesus, and all what manner of theological topics.

He then made a really good point about reclaiming our title as Children of God, I didn't understand at first, but it does make a lot of sense.

So often we call ourselves men and women of God, but that implies being grown up and mature, that we know lots of stuff. But if we begin to see ourselves as children, we again are forced into the position of having to rely on God like a little child will rely on their parents. Always asking questions, always trusting them no matter what, always wanting to know more about the world.

And it allows us to not know everything, as children we have so so much to learn, but often as adults we can think we've got ourselves sorted. We don't have to know everything when we're children, we're not expected to know all the answers.

Haven't explained that as well as you said it B rad, but it made sense to me at the time!

2 comments:

Estelle b. said...

Hey Paul, really like this! Kinda like what i was saying today ay.

Was just thinking of another point. How often do we think we've got it right and think we don't need to learn anything more, esspecially when surrounded by other people. A friend of mine once told me that she didn't want be prayed for a healing because she thought it was a sign of weakness, that if anyone else prayed it would be a sign of her lack of faith. (James 5;16)
But as the children of God, no matter how far along we are there's always something to learn.

mase said...

hey digs
pretty important concept/attitude considering Jesus said...'unless you become like little children...'
mase.