Steven A. Bush - August 14, 2016
Kids These Days!
Mark 10:13-16 tells about Jesus' love for children: "And they were bringing children to Him that He might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And He took them in His arms and blessed them, laying His hands on them." (ESV) Oh to have Jesus' attitude and heart towards kids! Even the loud and messy ones! Are there ways we may actually be hindering children from wanting to know about Jesus--maybe with a harsh look, a snarl, or scolding tone? But if children naturally are at a stage where they're receptive to the Good News, shouldn't we emulate Jesus by blessing them to hear it? Is it even possible to be Christlike without loving children? And don't we love children best by telling them about the One who loves them most?! That question is so easy even a child could answer it!