Luke 18:15-1715 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
We may all love to see children but in our day today life we often ignore them in many important aspects of life considering their immaturity to deal with things. We may not see any point in considering their queries or listening to them. So often children are also overlooked churches and spiritual circles.
The response of the disciples goes in the track of above lines. They may not have seen any point in children going to Jesus. But immediately Jesus called the children near to Him. Jesus also makes an interesting statement about the little ones, “of such is the kingdom of God”. So what was so special about the little ones?
– They are innocent in their dealings
– They don’t have any issues of hatred
– They always forgive easily and forget easily about their fights
– They love sincerely
– They hug and kiss with innocence and purity of heart
– They believe things easily : they have great faith
– They are also inquisitive and tries to learn by asking numerous questions (while we think we know many things and remain egoistic)
They have many more notable characterestics. Jesus also reminds one more thing, “whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” So until and unless we attain the characteristics of a child our entry is closed! We have a lot to learn from our little ones!
So the next time before you push a child away from your ‘important matters’, Learn from the Child!
“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” — Jess Lair, author
God bless you…