On Sunday morning, we usually are given water bottles on the front table at church. Two little boys are notorious for coming to ask for them. It does not matter that this water is supposed to be “special” for the pastors. It does not matter that we already started drinking from the bottles. They just ask (better – plead; beg). And sure enough, we give them water (who can deny a child a bottle of water?!)
James said, “You have not because you ask not” (James 2:3). And Jesus promised, “Ask, and it will be given to you” (Mt. 7:7).
Children are not afraid to ask for help when they need it. Maybe it is part of their natural humility — not being too proud to admit that there is something they want, need, or do not know.
For us as adults, asking of God is one thing. That is not hard. But asking for help from the people around us is quite another. Is it that asking makes us feel too vulnerable? Or gives the impression that we do not ‘have things together?’
Children are quick to ask for what they want and need. And now, I am going to ask for YOUR help…. In the process of compiling these “Child-like Faith” posts into a booklet, photos of children are needed.
Do you have any pictures of a child or children that you would not mind having put into print? That is, poignant pictures that demonstrate any of the qualities identified: innocence, enthusiasm, curiosity, total dependence and total trust. A child running excitedly into the arms of a parent. A child shamelessly asking for something; learning by doing; sleeping through the storms; fully involved in the moment; free from shame.
Of course all photos, if selected, would be credited appropriately (and we will make sure you get a complimentary copy of the finished product).
So, like a child, I am humbling asking for your help with this task that is beyond me.
Gratefully ~ Diane