by Christina Farris
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. I was not so blessed to have a child. Yet children are a blessing no matter who they are. Jesus did not reject a child, though disciples tried to keep them from Jesus. Perhaps Jesus did not just bless, but told stories and played games with them when he could.I do not know the reason other then an old saying of children should be seen and not heard. After all if you listen to a child for a moment you might get an interesting education on what you thought something is or was. Yet the idea that children were seen from a distance and not heard seem to filter into the actions of the disciples who tried to keep the children away from Jesus. Jesus loved children and if you take a close look he even picked the children up in his arms to bless them.
Our society as become so corrupt with abortion issue still on the laws of many states, the killing of the innocent. A baby is known by God before he is born and even within the womb of the mother. Yet we can only imagine for a moment what is to be God with image of an altersound. We do not know the infants first thoughts, or first indication of human rationalization. The first time the baby sucks his fingers or his thumbs, or grabs his toe with his hand. The mother knows the first movement and first kick, but God sees it all.
If we think for a moment each child is blessed in life despite what life it is given. Why because it given the choice to choose faith in God from the womb unto death. It given a choice from hardship of life, to love and to work hard. It does not mean we all get the same life, or the same hope and dreams fulfilled. Not all given the same start in life, but must take what given and do the best they can with it.
Yet God bless each child with hope, and his love. A love that says when you are ready to come to me in faith, come to my love and my salvation. Jesus blessed each child, but we have no clue what became of those children. Yet we know he loved them as he held them in his arms and touch them back. They just wanted to touch him out of curiousity of stories they had heard. Some would go back perhaps to their families and said I felt nothing, but love his bear hug. No doubt they wanted to experience what the grown ups talked about.
How many times we hear a testimony as a child and even adult and say I would love to experience that, and then think maybe not that situation though. We search as children for not only the feeling of faith but the experience of faith. Truth experience and feelings are short remembered, but faith in regards to everlasting love and salvation is never forgotten once received. Why because belief is far greater then unbelief or unmeasurable love. It is the knowledge of knowing God's reality will carry one through even from the womb to the grave. Yet not all believe from the womb. Even children believe but must have there faith tested in life as a reconfirming of faith as they grow older, that it not just what they were taught, it is a reality. It is deeper then simple act of belief of a child. Faith is stronger by knowledge that God will governor their a believer's life if they allow even into adulthood and into the grave and beyond into eternity.
Jesus loves the little children of the world, red, brown, yellow, black and white they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. He loves all children no matter the color of skin, no matter whose they are. Jesus loves all people that way, it matter not, yet the world still judged who Jesus loved even down to a simple child. Even his disciples tried to prevent his love being given to the children.
What my point do we have love for children of the world the way Christ does? Do we love them, or do we only want them to be silent. Beware of your wish, because abortion has killed millions of unborn, but corona still having a field day in our land. Person not given a choice to live or die, like one unborn given no choice but to be aborted. Think on that for a moment. The world is aborting the rich, the poor and the middle class because of a disease. That what euthasia is like, genocide, and so forth. Yet these things are stopable by humans, it the disease and other things that might not be so stopable. The plagues from God can only be stopped by God, and the plagues of man can only be stopped by God and/or scientific world.
Can you love enough to say there is always room for one more human life, child, adult, or infant? Is there not enough arms that can hold a child, elderly person, or adult. Right now we can not hug because of pandemic but how many outstretched arms will be giving hugs as soon as it is over? How many miss the extra hugs a day they once received. Christ arms's were stretch out on a cross for you and me because of his Father's love.
Dear Heavenly Father, remind us of your love through your arms stretched out on the cross, for the arms in scripture that held the child, that touched and healed the sick and and raised the dead. Thank you for your arms stretched out for the world to see. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study:Psalm 139:13-17 KJV
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!