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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jesus Loves Children

Children are an example for us to learn about Jesus! We see a great illustration of this in Mark 10:13-16; 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.

Jesus rebukes those who had rebuked those who brought the children to Him. Events like V.B.S., Backyard Bible Clubs, Christian camps, and Sunday school are all about investing in the Kingdom of God.  You enter the Kingdom by trusting Jesus to do for you what you can’t do for yourself - pay your sin debt. Jesus made children His top priority and so do we. Only Jesus can give them eternal life, hope, faith, peace, and love. Jesus is talking about trusting totally in Him when He says we must believe “as a little child”.

Let’s use the opportunity that God has given us to bless the little children by giving them Jesus. Amen?