WHEN You Fall

As I was stretching at the end of my workout, I captured this photo:



If you look closely, you'll see that the carseat is turned over on its side.


Moments before this photo was taken, though, this wasn't the case. The carseat was right-side-up and Titus was playing with it. When suddenly...he put too much weight onto it, causing it to fall over, and causing Titus to take a tumble backwards.


The fall scared him for a second. He had to figure out whether or not he was hurt.


But he didn't stay on the ground. He wasn't scared away from ever playing with the carseat again. He realized he was fine, sat back up, and crawled right over to the carseat and kept on playing. That is when I took the picture.


Jesus said this in Mark 10:15: "Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."


Biblical scholars say that this passage is primarily about status. In this time, children were of the lowest social status. Jesus is teaching that to be great in God's eyes is upside-down from what it means to have status in the eyes of this world.


This is true, but I think Jesus's statement goes deeper. We have so much to learn about faith from children.


As Titus got right back up and proceeded to play with the carseat, he taught me a lesson.