Sunday Scripture

10 years ago I was a fan of the band Children 18:3. They are still around today after 20 years. They are a hardcore Christian punk band (not suitable for everyone) that rocked my face off during the early part of my fantastic journey – back when I was a baby Christian in my early-40s. (Nowadays I listen to slower more mellower Christian pop music. See K-LOVE.)

Children 18:3 music figured prominently in a recent rare nap that I enjoyed on my living room couch. The siblings (2 brothers and a sister) got their name from Matthew 18:3:

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth. Unless you turn from your sins and become like little children – you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven …

Matthew 18:4 continues on:

… So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Just before my recent rare nap that I enjoyed I had finished writing my next sermon that I hope to preach to my church family soon titled, “Humble & Gentle”. (It’s based on James 3:7-18 which continues my year-long message series on the Book of James.)

If you read today’s daily devotional in Upper Room – it’s based on – that’s right – Matthew 18:3.

Coincidences ?  No. God doesn’t do coincidences. God’s work is always intentional. On this day God reminded me that I will always be a child of God – no matter how old I am – no matter how many years I’ve been rescued and saved by God. My brothers and sisters. Believers, followers, disciples, teachers, and leaders – we are all children of God – and Our Father – who art in Heaven – is watching over us at all times from up above. As long as we’re here on Earth walking, talking, and breathing – may we always see the world around us through the eyes of a child – never judging – always loving. May we always be “Humble & Gentle”.