My heart yearns for heaven even more since I read Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. Without being prompted, 3-year-old Colton told his parents about his “visit to heaven” when he nearly died from a ruptured appendix. He shared Biblical truths that he couldn’t have known unless God had shown him.
This simple, childlike account reminds me of Jesus’ faithful love and favor towards children. Jesus openly and willingly invites them to come to Him. He values them more than anyone else does.
Back in Bible times (Matthew 21), the chief priests were furious that the children were shouting praise to Jesus. “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “Have you never read, “From the lips of children and infants You, Lord, have called forth Your praise?”
In another passage, Matthew 11, Jesus praises His Father, the Lord of heaven and earth, and openly and joyfully acknowledges that God has hidden things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.
God revealed His truths to children in the past and He still does today. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)