Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Morning Cup of Tea: Jesus Loves the Little Children

  Jesus loves the little children! All the children of the world...

That is one of the first songs I remember learning to sing. These days it's considered un pc to sing it because because the author described skin color as red and yellow, black and white, but I still enjoy the song and the simple message. They are all precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.
  In most of the scriptures concerning Jesus and others, he is dealing with adults. He's teaching, healing, conversing, all of the above. In Matthew 19:13-15, he deals with children.
  Some of his followers brought their children with them so Jesus would hold them and pray. The disciples tried to stop them; surely Jesus has more important matters to deal with than to stop and deal with little ones, but Jesus stopped them:
  14. But Jesus said, Suffer little children and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
  15.And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
 Short, sweet, and to the point. Let the little children come to me. Don't stop them. The children weren't afraid of this man. They knew in their hearts who he was! These two verses give me comfort. He took the time to be with the little ones. We can learn a lot from the faith of a child.
  They are trusting and innocent. Most kids know that Mom or Dad is going to take care of them and keep them safe. I think Jesus was also subtly pointing out, spend time with the little ones. They are precious. Have a great day. 

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