Introducing the latest addition to the Ong family: Baby Ezekiel!!!
First-born to my youngest brother (in picture), first grandson for my father and my first nephew!
Isn’t he adorable???
Like the biblical character, Ezekiel, I pray that this nephew of mine will be a “prophet” by being a gift that points those around him, especially his parents to God.
Looking at him all cuddled up in his mum’s arms, I realised how he fully dependent a child is.
For example if he gets sick, neither would he know what to do nor would you expect him to walk to a doctor.
He is vulnerably dependent on his dad/mum to stay alive and grow up.
Being a child in God
But of cos, we know what happens when he does grow up. He gets more educated and learns to get around in life and walk independently.
And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 18:3-4
Likewise between us and God, too often we reverse the roles and take on the role of a parent with God by assuming our self-sufficiency, instead of being His child; relying and submitting our lives under His Lordship.
I pray that I will not only be like a little child but be His child, placing my life fully into His strong Hands and trusting His guidance and leadership.
Without you Lord, I will die. I need you.