By Christelle Durand
Whenever I was a kid there was nothing I loved more than going where my daddy was going. Even if it was just to the shop I would cry, “Can I come too?” Nowhere was boring. If I’m honest it wasn’t really about where we were going it was the journey, it was getting to know him better, it was just wanting to be like him and be with him and to do what he was doing.
I have 2 younger siblings and if they get wiff that I am heading out you always hear the tiny voice behind you, tapping on your shoulder and asking: “Can I come too?”
With children it’s always about going where your favourite person is going, what they are doing, and being like them.
We were challenged recently to become more like children in our faith and how we interact with God. Children don’t complicate life. They don’t need to know all the details about where you are going to follow you.
But do we, like children, ask God, “Can I come too?”
I know I sometimes find myself going somewhere and asking God to join me.
But what if I stopped and asked God where He was going and if I can come along too?
Ezekiel ch 1v12 says (talking about the Angels): “And each went straight forward wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.”
And here’s my challenge: are you prepared, with a childlike faith (not immaturity or blindness, but total trust in the One who loves you) to say, “Where are you going God? Can I come too?” Are you willing to let your heart be open, to be obedient, to surrender control of your life and become utterly dependent on God, as children are on their parents and see where God brings you, the adventure that may await?
Be like the Angels: move forward, straight forward. Don’t go back to the way things were, nor go round in circles, nor stand still because you are comfortable where you are: move straight forward. Move forward not in your own direction but following the Spirit. Don’t turn as you go, don’t get distracted by what’s going on around you or by what the world has to offer because in comparison to a wholly surrendered life, it is nothing!
John 10:10 reads “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Jesus) came that they might have life and have it abundantly.”
So no matter where it is that God goes, are you willing to ask, “Can I come too?”