I’ve been making the little child for a while now. I don’t work real hard at it, because little children don’t work. Adults work. Us kids play, ask tons of questions, and believe in impossible stuff. Funny. Grownups do exactly the opposite! But it’s sad, too, because grownups who can’t make the little child won’t know how to enter the kingdom of God.
Nope. My Brother says that only a little child can see the kingdom.
Yeshua says: When you take off your garments without being ashamed, and place them under your feet to tread on them as the little children do, then shall you behold the Son of the Living One, and you shall not fear.
I used to be a grownup. Until I met my true family. Making the little child was easy because Father, Mother, Big Brother, and Sister are lots older and smarter than me. I didn’t notice it very much at first, but as I got to know God I started to feel like a little child.
My soul is like a little child, too. Sis is a true pal, my playmate, and an awesome teacher here in this crazy world that the grownups made. I love her very much. We’re like twins, except that we live in the same body! I really want to tell you her name because it’s so pretty. But Sis doesn’t think that’s a good idea. For a while, even I didn’t know her name. After a few months she told it to me. But she still hasn’t told me her real, heavenly name. My soul says that all names have power, and some grownups use that power to make us do stuff for them.
The authorities think that by their own power they enact what they do. Yet the Sacred Spirit is energizing everything through them as she wishes.
When I was making the little child I lost my grownup powers. Now, I trust my Dad and Mom to take care of me. Brother said that back in olden times, people used to call Mom the Holy Spirit. If they needed something from someone else, they prayed to Mom. It still works like that. When I ask my family for help or something fun and exciting to do, I always get it. Most of the stuff I need comes from grownups and other kids. Sometimes it happens just like magic! I like to ask God to make good stuff to happen to them, too. And I always make sure to say thank you. Want to know a secret? My family says that praying to God is my real and true power.
My family doesn’t give me tons of money. That’s good, because if I had lots of money I would worry about losing it. Worry makes the little child turn into a grownup. I think it’s scary how grownups want so much. Even when they get all of the stuff they want, they just get more worried. And tired. All of that money and stuff just can’t make them be happy.
The little child does not judge.
“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.”
I wish that grownups would ditch their world and find the kingdom instead. But they are so proud to be grownups! That’s because most adults pretend that they know everything. They even think they can tell if someone is good or bad. A lot of them even act like it’s their job to judge people! Don’t they know that Father already has that job? Plus, Brother says that only God is good. Silly grownups!
When we first started making the little child, Sis taught me that it’s impossible to judge good and evil. That’s because people can’t see into the future. Sis also said that judging everything is part of the reason why grownups get old and die. Maybe I’m too young to understand, but why would they want to die instead of making the little child? Me and Sis pray for them all of the time. We pray that everyone stops judging everyone else and finds the good life Father wants for us kids.
My soul also taught me how to pray, and she helps me work on my writing. My big Brother is the world’s greatest teacher. Of course I love him very much, but sometimes I don’t know what he’s talking about. Ha! Same goes for grownups! Father and Mother are easy to understand. They show me how much they love me, and they always make sure that I have everything I need. I love my family, and I talk to them all of the time.
Making the little child makes me trust God and everyone.
In case you think that I don’t like grownups, I do. In fact, Brother says I should love all people the same as I love God. But a lot of grownups don’t. And they worry about every tiny problem. It’s like they don’t trust Father and Mother to help them! So grownups try to be their own gods. That’s silly. Don’t they know that Father can only drive when we let him steer? I think trusting God is hard for adults because they know more about their crazy grownup world than God’s world.
Another thing I learned is that adults are afraid of everything! If they don’t know what it is, they are afraid of it. And, most grownups are scared of strangers. They say that God is their Father. So why are they afraid of their brothers and sisters? I may be like a little child, but I know that everyone is my family. My big brother says so. He told me that if I meet a scary person, I should just act normal. Grownups think that’s a crazy idea, but I’m still here!
Do you want to hear the really sad part? Inside most grownups I see a lonely little child. A kid just like me. From a great family, too! But most adults don’t listen to us kids. I don’t know why that is. Making the little child didn’t make me dumb, you know.
See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
After making the little child, it’s hard to remember what it was like to be a grownup. I wasn’t really “me.” I was who the other grownups told me to be. When I messed up, or didn’t follow all of their rules, they tried to hurt me. But Father doesn’t do that. He says that I never did anything wrong. I just didn’t do what the grownups said I should do.
But I’m over all of that now. The grownups can have their world. Me? I’m going to try and find the kingdom. I hear there’s lots of other kids there. Maybe Peter Pan is one of them! I even heard that some of the animals talk. You know, if animals talked maybe grownups could learn from them a lot of the stuff I learned from God.
–Andrew Michael Jr.