CHILDREN AND JESUS!

CHILDREN AND JESUS! Jesus’ disciples had much to learn about Jesus and His love for children. Our generation has much to learn concerning that topic as well. “People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them,” (Mark 10:13-16 NIV).

If anyone ever doubts what God thinks about an unborn child’s right to life they only need to read this account to see what God thinks about children and the value they hold in His mind. God loves children and God wants to surround Himself with them and with adults who love children and have the simplicity of children in their love for God. God wants to bless children and adults alike who want to flock to Jesus and certainly as parents we should be bringing our children to Jesus to receive His blessings.

Adults have a way of complicating the issues of life. As sinners separated from God adults often complicate the method of coming into God’s presence and enjoying fellowship with Him and His blessings on us. But as shown in this passage of Scripture Jesus said we must receive the kingdom of God like a little child. The Apostle Paul explained this in a very simple manner, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31 NIV). Even a child can do that. The writer in Proverbs said, “My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes keep to my ways,” (Proverbs 23:26 NIV). That is what God would ask of us also. God wants our heart and He wants us to follow Him as His sons. After all, “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right,” (Proverbs 20:11 NIV). This is a good day to be gathered into the arms of Jesus and receive His promise of being blessed. Don’t make it too complicated.

("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).

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