Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Jesus loves children. Look in Matthew 19:
When He was on earth, some children were brought to Him that He might lay hands on them and pray for them. The children may have been sick, and needed healing. They may even have just wanted to take their children to see the man about whom everyone was talking. No matter what they wanted, the parents brought their children. The apostles promptly tried to send the kids away. Before you throw stones at them, I'm pretty sure I would have done the same thing, too. Not only had Jesus just finished arguing with the Pharisees about divorce, but He had traveled a lot in the days before. Can you imagine how exhausted He was? His apostles probably saw that, and didn't want any loud, annoying, snotty, sticky children bothering their leader.
But Jesus told them, ""Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." He didn't want them to send away the children, because He loves them, and the spirit they have. They have an innocent, trusting heart, a heart that most adults do not have. The world hardens hearts, but children haven't been hardened.
So, the next time a kid coughs on you, or gets sticky stuff all over your papers, or you have to wipe a kid's nose, just remember that Jesus loved them, and so should you.