This morning I’ am reminded of how Jesus loved the children when they came to Him, so he could touch them and bless them. He loved the children so much!
Mark 10:13-16 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them. NKJV
- The disciples stopped them and rebuked the parents. Now, I am not sure what their thinking was, but they probably had what they thought were good reasons. They might of thought it would bother Him or distract Him from real ministry. Maybe they thought Jesus was too busy and didn’t have time.
How often today does our society try to stop children from coming to Jesus. Whether it’s because they think children are too young and won’t understand or because they don’t think church is relevant. Or it’s too boring and doesn’t meet their athletic or social needs. The list could go on and on.
The Bottom line is that Jesus showed us in scripture that He wants the children to come to Him. He wants to touch their lives and bless them. He knew them even before they were formed in their mother’s womb ( Jer. 1:5). Wow! That is so awesome!
His thoughts are good, just and pure towards our children. Let us not swallow the lie of the enemy that says Jesus is not interested in our children. He has a plan for them and it’s good and not of evil with a future and a hope (Jer. 29:11).
As parents we need to bring our children to Jesus. We can do that in many ways: by bringing them to church on Sundays and Wednesdays, by getting them to camp, retreats or rallies. By teaching them to pray and have devotional times with them. Jesus said don’t forbid the little ones to come to me.
Are we forbidding our children to come to Him? We are if we are letting other things take His place.
Let’s focus on our children this week. Will You Please Join Me as we PRAY for them this week? Many of them are starting their time at camp today.
Let’s be parents and adults who are committed in bring our children to Jesus!
Trusting His faithfulness with our Children,