Day 285

Today’s Reading – Matthew 11

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 
Matthew 11:25

Jesus goes on to say something to effect that “if you have seen the Son, you have seen the Father.”

Children pick up things from their parents without ever being specifically taught – habits, gestures, etc. They learn these things because they spend so much time with their parents that they pick them up from repeated exposure.

Children are way too smart for their age we often say as they learn things we would have rather not taught them.

Would you want other Christians to learn from your example? Would your example reveal your heavenly Father?

This passage also made me wonder, have I learned anything from God by simply spending time in His presence.

Make time to spend time in God’s presence this week.

Take a walk, turn off the TV or the radio.

Be still.

Learn by observing God at work in your midst!


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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