1. Children generally trust those who love them. They were drawn to Jesus because they knew that He loved them. If we are going to be in the Kingdom of Heaven we will come to Jesus because we know that He loves us. We read in 1 John 4:10 (NLT), "This is real love-- not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins." The fact is that we are indebted to God because of our sins. We owed Him absolute love and devotion but we have chosen to live our lives our way. The Good News is that Jesus paid that debt. That is why we have come to trust Him.
2. Children don't generally worry about the future. They live in the now. They take no thought for tomorrow. That's the way that Jesus wants all of us to live. As He said in in Matthew 6:34 (NLT), "So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." Children let their parents take care of tomorrow; they enjoy the present. We too are to let God take care of tomorrow. One wise elderly lady once said, "I've had a lot of trouble -- most of which never happened!" Let's give our tomorrows to the Lord.
3. Children generally love adventure. Think of all the adventure stories kids read or watch. They are too many to count. C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia are one example. When Jesus sent out His disciples two by two they were going on an adventure. After Katrina hit the gulf coast it was noted that most of the help came from Christians who went to dig out, clean up and rebuild people's lives. They were on an adventure. The whole Christian life is like one big adventure in faith.
Only kids will be in the Kingdom of Heaven. Maybe its time for all of us to play Kick the Can in a far more meaningful way than we watched on The Twilight Zone.