By: Ma. Lourdes Sanchez
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
“I really wanted a hair clip,” thought my then 6-year old Burmese friend Kusheewah. By faithfully and patiently claiming God’s promise ‘Ask and it will be given to you,’ she finally got what she really wanted. She then bragged about her new hair clip to her friends at play the next day. But while playing, she lost it. Remembering the promise ‘Seek and you will find,’ she again faithfully claimed to God, and thus her hair clip was found through the help of a friend. It took quite some time for Kusheewah to find it so she was able to go home past her curfew. Knowing she would be punished and shut out for not going home at six for worship, she then faithfully claimed ‘Knock and the door will be opened to you.’ Lo and behold! The door was opened when she tried knocking because her father was delayed for some important work and the worship hasn’t started yet.
My friend memorized Matthew 7:7 in Kindergarten Sabbath School and it became one of her favorite Bible texts since then, enriching her faith as a child.
The Bible says, “…unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 18:3)
We often tend to worry than put our faith to work. How can we pray ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ and fret what to eat just after prayers being said? Let go and let God. Let us put aside our worries and fears and be able to let [all things] be done according to our faith(Matt.9:29).