I’ve just come across this quote by Lisa Simpson in my Moleskine. I wrote it down a while ago, I don’t really remember why, or what struck me about it at the time. But when I read it this time I felt compelled to come here and post about it.
I’m no theologian, I don’t know who or what God is. All I know is he is a force more powerful than Mom and Dad put together, and I think you owe him!
What struck me about the quote as I read it was the nature of Lisa Simpson as she looks at God. It’s very child-like something which I think can be missing in the way we all look at and think about God. We are told to do it by Jesus in the Bible (Mark 10 v 13–16) where he said
I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.
and I think it is important to do so. Approaching God like a little child would their Dad brings with it that obedience and reliance that we should have. A child has to rely fully on their parents to supply them with everything they need and to give them help and guidance. If we can look to God in this manner and with these qualities then it will serve us well in seeking Him, obeying Him and ultimately glorifying Him.