Seeking God with the Eyes of a Preschooler

In Matthew 18:1-4, the disciples ask Jesus about who would be the greatest in heaven. Jesus answered by calling a child not much older than an infant. He presented the child to the disciples and told them,

“Truly I tell you, unless you change
and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes
the lowly position of this child
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 18:1-4 (NIV)

What did Jesus mean by “become like children”? The years I spent working as a preschool chaplain taught me ways of seeking the Father that I often forget as an adult.

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