When I sit down to read my bible a lot of the time, I ask myself what is God trying to say to me or teach me. 

Recently my grandson, who is 6 years old, was baptized and when I heard his testimony, I thought, “WOW, how simple and straight forward that was.” He just said that he knew Jesus died on the cross for his sins and that he loved Jesus and wanted to live with him forever in heaven. I sat there listening and watching him follow Jesus and my heart was bursting. As I was sitting there, I thought, do I try to look too deep into scripture? God’s message to us is very simple. Believe that he died on the cross for our sins, accept him as our Savior, and follow Him in baptism. Then strive to live for Him in our everyday life. I think that I am looking so deep into the scripture that I miss the simple message that is right in front of me.

As little children it is so easy for them to believe and see the true message but as adults, I think we are looking for something more profound. Well, how profound is it to get back to the basics that we were taught when we first became Christians?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

Jesus tells us to have the faith of a child.

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.
Mark 10:15

I pray that when I am reading and studying scripture from now on that I can do it with a childlike faith and not try to look so deep into the scripture that I miss something God is trying to show me or miss out on a blessing.