Jesus said to come to Him as little children, at a time when the learned scholars of the day were far more respected than children were. But God wasn’t interested in their mighty brains. He never intended for humanity to come to Him only after much study and enlightenment.
Children lie on the ground and watch the clouds roll by, wondering what God is like. They are naturally curious and open, and their hearts are full of wonder. God wants you to respond to Him with wide-eyed wonder. He wants you to understand that there is nothing you might ever do to earn His favor and love, just as a young child could never earn the love of his earthly father.
One of the most precious promises we have is the gift of God’s unconditional love. Receive it. Believe it. And rejoice in it.
1 John 3:1
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”