"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" -Matthew 19:14
Lately, we have been spending a lot of time in a little village called Chituc. The kids there are precious, and it amazes me that even though they have nothing, they are full of such joy. They get so excited every time we come, begging us to kick a soccer ball with them, or play tag, or throw them up in the air and tickle them, anything to show them that they are special. So we do, we run around chasing them, and we throw them up in the air until our arms are sore, and we whisper Jesus loves them, because they are special.
They are special because Jesus loves them, He chose them. And I believe that when he said to have faith like a child, he meant children like these. Even though they have very little in this world, they put their hope in Jesus Christ. They don't know where their next meal will come from, or if they will be able to afford school next year, but they trust in Jesus, knowing that he will provide all of their needs.
"Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?"-James 2:5