When we had our weekend away our children had the opportunity to have a fly on some high ropes, it was basically a big swing in the air.
Here is our youngest son (7 years old) in his harness ready to go. He wasn’t afraid at all, he trusted that his father and brother and the other men on the end of the rope lifting him up and letting him down were going to look after him.
These are the men who kept him safe, they are taking their harnesses off after they swung him. My husband and his father is on the left. He’s the handsome one along with our no 1 son on the far right.
Below is our son up in the air about 10 metres (30 feet). He even let go of his harness at one stage and put his arms out. He really enjoyed this.
He did admit later that it was a bit scary when he first went up but he thought it was great fun, and would have done it again if we would have had the time.
I want that type of faith. The pure swing me in the air God and I will trust you although it may be scary type of faith.
I want that simple trusting faith without all the baggage that comes with being an adult.
What lessons we can learn from our children.
Matthew 18:3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
33 thoughts on “A CHILD’S FAITH…”
Yes, I have had this thought more than once, even where my children’s faith in ME is concerned. I want to be worthy of their faith, but I also want to emulate their trust in my relationship with my heavenly Father. Glad to meet you this morning at Motivate and Rejuvenate!
Thanks Michele for your comment and your thoughts on this matter. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Blessings
Wow! That’s bold of him. 🙂
Great parallel. It’s a good reminder for us to have a child-like faith.
Yes it was, I don’t know if I could have done that!! Thanks for the commend and for stopping by. Blessings
Great post! It made me think how much our kids look to us as examples in their life. They will know no different if we don;t show them. But at the same time they show us much more than they know!
You are so right Tahnee, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Blessings
I have been praying and meditating about child’s faith, what Jesus did exactly mean by it. And I think this is perfect example of giving yourself over because you have faith that everything will be perfect and fun and it will go the way it’s supposed to be. Thank you!
Thanks Joanna for your thoughts on this. Blessings
To have the faith of a child! Today this reminds me of the things I need to trust God with and stop being discouraged by the circumstances I do not understand. I need this encouragement today especially. Some days we need these reminders.
Thanks so much Donna and I am glad that this post helped you as much as it helped me. May you be blessed.
Love that child like faith !!!! I want to remember when I’m going through hard troubles that God has a hold of the rope. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Rebecca, I suppose it’s all about letting go and letting God. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings
Great analogy. I want to trust in my Father’s arms to keep me safe while I’m flying!
I’m with you Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by. Blessings
What a leap of faith for the little guy! I think it would be hard to be this brave, but that a good analogy to walking with God.
Thanks Amy, I don’t think I could have done it either, but he was a great example of how to let go. Thanks for your comment. Blessings
I can’t say enough how much I enjoy your stories. I love this one.
Thank you Jenny, you are such an encouragement to me. Have a great weekend. Blessings
This is a very deep post it has a lot of meaning and very thought provoking! Thanks for sharing on #fellowshipFriday 🙂
Thanks Sharon, Blessings.
I too have longed for that kind of faith that frees us to fly through the challenges and opportunities in total trust and peace that God has got us. I’m coming along, but kids truly are an amazing inspiration. Visiting from Grace and Truth today!
Thanks so much Ginger for your comment and sharing with us. Children can teach us so much. Blessings
Hi Terri, there is so much we can learn from children. If we can live free and happy, forgiving and loving, growing and learning like kids we will be better people.
I love the perspective to this article.
Thanks a lot and God Bless.
Thank you so much Ifeoma for your kind and encouraging comment. Blessings
So wonderful that your son has men that are teaching him to trust. You have a good husband, and your son is blessed!
Thank you Carol for your kind comment and I hope you have a great week. Blessings
How freeing it would be if we could have the faith of little children! What a good lesson. Glad I was your neighbor this week at The Weekend Brew.
Thanks Kym for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Glad to be your neighbour too. Blessings
I want that type of faith too!! Thank you for posting at Motivate and Rejuvenate Mondays!
Definitely something to pray for 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Letetia, Blessings
What a great experience for the little ones and a great lesson for us! We really can learn so much from our kiddos!
You are so right Tiffany, thanks for your comment and for stopping by. Blessings