Childlike faith . . .
Luke 10:21-24 NLT
 At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.
 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
 Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen.
 I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.”
Reflection . . .
What kind of faith does it take to really see and hear?
The sayings, “I’ll believe it when I see it!”, or “You can’t believe everything you hear!” are common and reflect our socialization. Certainly, there’s truth to these statements, however, when it comes to faith and spiritual things,
“Believing is seeing!” and “Believing helps us hear!”
Faith is all about believing! Without faith it is impossible to come before God and it is impossible to please God! Children have simple faith that’s not complicated by so many things. They believe what they are told by those who love them and begin to see the world through those values. They hear and filter what they hear through the values they have been taught and find it difficult, almost impossible at times to believe and hear anything different.
When we hear the Truth of God’s Word and when we hear the Gospel, it either affirms or contradicts what we know as “normal” or right. Then we either believe and begin to see the truth or choose our own way and only accept the values we’ve been taught.