15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
Jesus was the master of the moment, using every opportunity and situation to teach another lesson, another principle.
When children are sent away by the disciples he calls them back and uses them for an object lesson, teaching that to receive the Kingdom one must be like a child.
What is Jesus getting at? Children lack knowledge are naive, impuls
ive. Is this what He wants me to be like? I don't think so. I think it is a call to trust, innocence, wonderment.
I have become cynical as I have grown older. I need to regain these qualities of childlikeness to fully experience God's Kingdom.
Father help me to do just this.
Written by Ps. Richard Botta