Faith of a little child !
Ms. Shwetha Muthu
TRULY I SAY TO YOU,
WHOEVER DOES NOT RECEIVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD LIKE A CHILD WILL NOT ENTER IT AT
“Where is daddy’s little princess?” Dad asked his favorite
question as he opened the front door.
“She’s here…she’s here” Denise cried as she
rushed down the stairs to greet her dad. Shutting the door with his foot, he
engulfed her in a big bear hug.
“Is my princess ready?”
“Yes, she is” Mom answered, coming
downstairs. “I cannot come to the museum. Mrs.Hepplewhite wanted me to help her
with something. Just drop me at her house when you go”. Mrs.Hepplewhite was an
elderly lady who lived a few blocks away. So, Denise and her dad dropped mom at
Mrs.Hepplewhite’s on their way to the local museum.
“Daddy, how come you are not scared of
those cars? They go so fast”. Little Denise asked from the back seat as they
stopped at the signal the light turned green just as dad began to answer.
“That’s because God protects -” He never
got to finish the sentence. Within seconds, a car speeding from the right side
came crashing into theirs. The left side of their car was intact but the right
was beyond recognition. The ambulance was called and Denise was carried to the
As Denise parents sat outside the room,
silent in shock, dad spoke out – “God did it- just when I was saying He would
“No, don’t say that, Danny. God didn’t do
it. He will protect us. All things work together for good”. Mom replied between
“Sure they do.” Dad said sarcastically. He
loved Denise very much and could not see what good could come out of this.
Days passed by and Denise underwent an
operation in her leg she was fine but the operation was a failure and it was
doubtful if she’d ever walk again. It was a blow to the entire family. Of
course, they didn’t tell her but she seemed to sense that something was wrong.
Robert, Denise’s uncle was a neurologist
and was a very strong believer in Christ. He had offered to spend his vacation
with Denise, telling her stories, cheering her up and reminding her parents to
have faith in God. He told her about how Jesus could heal the sick, blind, deaf
“Then, uncle, can Jesus heal my leg, too?”
Denise asked eagerly.
“Of course, He can.” Robert replied. But
since it was not medically possible (he had seen the report), he decided that
they should take her to a miracle service soon and have many people pray for
her. But he didn’t tell this to her. But from that day, Denise tried to walk
everyday. She would pray a little prayer asking Jesus to help her as she tried
“Poor thing, she will never walk even if
she tried hard. Her nerves have been greatly damaged. There is no harm in trying
though it will hurt. We need a miracle.” Robert told his sister slowly knowing
that she must know the truth.
“My poor baby…!” Mom choked.
One day, Denise asked Jesus as usual to
help her & began to get out of her bed. Everyday, she would stand for a few
seconds, clutching the rail of her bed for support. But today she walked and
felt no pain.
“Mommy, look. uncle, daddy look. I am
walking. I am walking. Jesus healed me. He healed me.” She cried out as they all
came running to her room, her face was like that of an angel’s. It was a day of
celebration. They went to church that night and the entire church praised the
Lord for it.
That night, the pastor gave a message on
‘God strengthens us’. He emphasized the well known verse “For My strength is
made perfect in weakness” 2 Corinthians 12:9. As everybody bowed their heads in
prayer after the message, Robert was aware of that still small voice talking to
him. Despite his many ‘strengths’ in the eyes of the world – being a successful
neurologist and his knowledge of many spiritual truths in the Bible, he realized
that he (and the rest of us) needed that one important quality. He needed that
something that is not usually found in a man or woman – but in a child. He
needed that faith –that faith of a little child.
TRULY I SAY TO YOU,
UNLESS YOU ARE CONVERTED AND BECOME LIKE CHILDREN, YOU WILL NOT ENTER THE
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.Matt18:3