One of my favorite Christmas memories is when KLS was 5 and KJS was 2. The whole family went to Grandma and Grandpa's (my mom and dad) house on Christmas Eve, like we do every year even now. The grand kids are always so excited and can't wait to open gifts. They about die every year, because they have to wait until after everyone eats supper before they can open their gifts. My sister delights in eating as slow as she can, so she can torture them with having to wait even longer.
That year KLS was so excited when they started passing out the gifts. She'd open a gift and exclaim over it and then she'd say, "I want another one, I want another one." I don't think she'd ever seen so much stuff. Over and over she'd ask for another one. We have it on video and we all like to tease her about it. KJS was excited too, but she was only 2 and really didn't understand it all and would just take her time opening her gifts. I think KLS is kind of embarrassed now about doing this, but maybe in some ways she had the right idea. I think God would like us to be like KLS and be that excited about receiving the gifts He's given to us. We should be so excited when we receive the gift of His Son, that we'd say I want another one or I want more of You and what You have for me.
Maybe that's why He says we need to receive Him like a child. We should be so thrilled to receive Christ and all He has for our lives; like love never-ending and peace that passes all understanding.
Lord I pray that you will make me more like a child wanting all of You.