Spiritual Fitness



Helen Steiner Rice

“Jesus loves me, this I know

For the Bible tells me so.” 

Little children ask no more,

For love is all they’re looking for,

And in a small child’s shining eyes

The Faith of all the ages lies.

And tiny hands and tousled heads

That kneel in prayer by little beds

Are closer to the dear Lord’s heart

And of His kingdom more a part

Than we who search, and never find

The answer to our questioning mind.

For Faith in things we cannot see

Requires a child’s simplicity

For, lost in life’s complexities,

We drift upon uncharted seas

And slowly Faith disintegrates

While wealth and power accumulate.

And the more man learns, the less he knows,

And the more involved his thinking grows

And, in his arrogance and pride,

No longer is man satisfied

To place his confidence and love

With childlike Faith in God above.

Oh, Father grant once more to men

A simple childlike Faith again.

And, with a small child’s trusting eyes

May all men come to realize

That Faith alone can save man’s soul

And lead him to a Higher Goal.


Modern Christians hope to save the world by being like it, but it will never work. The Church's power over the world springs out of her unlikeness to it, never from her integration into it. ~ A.W. Tozer