I figure I should come up with something incasce I have to present the Children’s story at Church, or something at a Nursing home somewhere. So, here it goes.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” They must have really thought they were all that at this point wandering around with Jesus and getting to see everything He was doing up close.
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!
Matthew 18: 1-7 NIV
But what does this all mean? Does it mean we constantly stay immature and only learn so much? I am more of the opinion that Jesus is reinforcing the fact that, like children, we don’t have to know everything about Him in order to follow him. We learn along the way, hopefully becoming ever more curious, and wanting to know more, while grow up in Him. And when you think of it, there’s no better place to grow up.