“But whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all” (Mark 10:43-44).
A child lacks the skill set—the savvy, experience, knowledge, authority, wisdom, cleverness—necessary to achieve greatness as it has been defined by the world’s standard of success. Interestingly, none of these are necessary to serving the Kingdom of God with greatness. What a child does possess, however, is the capacity to follow direction. In fact, it is this willingness to serve obediently that the Kingdom’s law of greatness is accomplished.