I just love it when the Holy Spirit sheds new light on a familiar passage of Scripture. Paul is telling the Galatian gang to forget all the trappings that come along with keeping the law, striving to impress others with their piety, thinking they need to add more to their salvation than what Christ has asked.
Our faith is so simple, isn't it. So powerful and life-changing. Yet so basic that even a little one can understand the truth. No wonder Christ says He wants the little children to come to Him.
They are the ones who truly get it. We adults come with all kinds of baggage filled with preconceived notions, cultural expectations, junk from the past, and legalistic debris.
But it is all about faith. Trust in Jesus. Trust that shows itself through a pure love with absolutely no agenda except adoration of Christ. And a pure, vital belief in all of who He is.
"All other ground is sinking sand ..."
Thank You, Jesus, for the truth that frees us. Give us courage to accept the beautiful purity and powerful simplicity of the invitation you've extended to us.