Most Certainly Blessed
But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”
It’s Vacation Bible School at our church this week. Every year it makes me think of this verse. I especially like how Mark records more of what Jesus said and did, “I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. (Mark 10:15)
It’s not only a reflection on the importance of children following Jesus like adults should, but adults can take a page from the kids to receive the Kingdom of God like a child, the non-skeptical view of a child. Kids love to be loved. Kids believe what you say unless you show them otherwise. Adults want to be shown before they believe what is said. So Jesus proceeds to scoop up the children that were around him while he was teaching and loved on them with his own two hands. That blessed them. That was good for their hearts.
I want to be like that. I want to freely accept the love Jesus is offering and get held and loved on and most certainly, blessed. That is good for my heart!
Dear Lord Jesus,
I’m thankful for all the times you not only taught something but then showed us immediately you are not just talk. You are amazing. You have no hidden agenda; you just want to make sure people don’t die in their sins, and you want people to know God loves them. That’s it. Adults are skeptical and trying to find your angle, but you honestly just love us all and I am so thankful. I thank you that your love comes with your actions as well and the result certainly is a blessing. I love you so much and I praise you and thank you that you are who you are. And I pray in your name, amen.