I had a dream this morning that Barak Obama, our new president was a child. I was really surprised and astonished at how he managed to look like and sound like a full grown man, when I had seen him many times on television. Yet, when I saw him in person, he was a child. I've been pondering this now since I awoke from the dream and it finally dawned on me that it is a positive picture. Jesus said that you must be like a child to enter the kingdom of heaven: "And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.", (Matt. 18:3-4).
My hope and prayer is that President Obama would be childlike towards God. I think that Jesus is saying that we need to approach God as a child, with trust, humilty, dependence, and faith. Children are learners and followers naturally. Children are open. Children don't have preconceptions.