Like a Weaned Child
Like a Weaned Child
We love small children. They trust their parents and God. They might wonder what makes a car go. We answer, “The engine.” That answer satisfies them without further asking details of all that makes the engine go. Their young minds cannot comprehend the complexities of mechanics. So, they are happily satisfied with pushing their toy car and going, “Vroom! Vroom!”
In many things, we need to be “like a weaned child”. We wonder how can God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit be one God. It’s too complex for our small, worldly minds. We shouldn’t try to imagine we do know. So, we don’t try to explain what we don’t really know and accept God’s word that there is one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We wonder how God created all things. God answers in Psalm 33:9,
For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
That’s all we need to know, so we trust His truth and leave further details in His hands.
We wonder about the meanings of the apostle John’s visions for the end days in the book of Revelation. God says in general that evils will increase and the hearts of the people will grow cold. So, we accept that and know that we need to keep our hearts close to the heart of God by trusting in His word.
Down through the ages, God’s children have trusted Him “like a weaned child”. David spoke of that in his heart in Psalm 131, when he wrote in peace,
O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;
Nor do I involve myself in great matters,
Or in things too difficult for me.
Surely I have composed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child rests against his mother,
My soul is like a weaned child within me.
O Israel, hope in the LORD
From this time forth and forever.
In peace, may our “quieted souls” say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for comforting us with Your word.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.