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A Child’s Confidence

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A little child has confidence. Grown-ups may be standing back at a distance and being very formal with some great personage, but then the man’s child comes running in, rushing right in, and holds on to her father’s legs. She has a right that no-one else has. God is no longer a distant God to us. He is not merely a God in whom we believe intellectually, theologically, theoretically, doctrinally only. All this is possible to one who is not a child of God at all. Our worship and praying [must] have the spontaneity of the child who sees the father, and not only spontaneity, but confidence.

By D. M. Lloyd-Jones, as quoted in the worship program at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 19

Written by Matthew

October 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm