As we live in a culture that celebrates independence and “building our own kingdom”, we serve a God who celebrates dependence and invites us to join Him in building a kingdom that will outlast our small lives. We need to remind ourselves that it was Benjamin Franklin, not Jesus, who said, “God helps those who help themselves.” I’m slowly learning to let God be big and let myself be small. That’s liberating and life-giving because it’s exactly how God created things to work. Maybe that’s part of what Jesus meant in Mark 10:15 when He said that we have to become like little children to inherit the kingdom of God.
cc: Charlie Hall