A little game of hide and seek with my son Luke reminded me of these verses that I recently read from the gospel of Luke. Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will" (Luke 10:21).
The little children in these verses are not referring to actual children but rather to those who know they are helpless like little children and admit they cannot know God unless he reveals Himself to them. Thus, they come humbly to Jesus utterly dependent on him to open the door to wisdom and salvation. Along these lines, Spurgeon once wrote:
[Jesus taught] that we are to be nothing, and that the less we are and the weaker we are, the better; for the less we have of self, the more room there is for His divine grace. Do you think you will come to Jesus up the ladder of knowledge? Come down. You will meet Him at the base ... He asks nothing of you but that you will be nothing, and that he may be all in all to you.