“But Jesus said “Suffer little children and forbid them not, to come unto me: for such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 (KJV)
A young girl named Makayla age 10 diagnosed with leukemia chose to stop chemotherapy treatments in favour of traditional First Nations medicine. In an interview posted on YouTube, she stated “This chemo that I am on is killing my body, and I cannot take it any more. I have asked my mom and dad to take me off the treatment because I don’t want to go this way anymore.”
As I watched her interview on the nightly news report, I could not help but smile. I was in awe of her strength, bravery, and her faith in her spiritual beliefs. I wondered how many of us in our daily lives demonstrate this type of child like faith, in a God who is alive, and ready to act on our behalves.
Jesus knows every issue that we are facing. He is so intimately involved in our lives that He would never permit anything that He knew we could not handle. But what He is asking is that when we come to Him, we come with boldness, confidence, and child like faith, believing that He will answer our prayers according to His will. He loves us too much to do otherwise!
by Sherry Parker