Swords to Plowshares

Promoting a faith-based love for all creation.

Why is it necessary to be like a little child to enter the kingdom?

Speaking of the day when God’s kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven, the bible says: “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them” (Isaiah 11:6). So in what way will a little child lead all the animals? The child will lead the way Jesus leads – through love. We all know how eager children are to run up and hug an animal and to show love toward them. This is true dominion and how we ought to lead. We must change and return to God’s way of dominion through love. As Jesus put it, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).

 

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