This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 25:44-45 (NLT)
Today, I am thinking about our precious little ones.
I have been very moved by the recent images at the United States-Mexico border of children being separated from their families, crying and begging from cages for their parents’ return. These images that are flooding our airways have prompted me to remind us of how Christ sees children.
As we know from the Scriptures, it was common for parents to bring their children to Christ for healing. In Mark 10, parents were bringing their children to Jesus when his disciples rebuked them and told them not to bother Jesus.
When Jesus heard this, he was very displeased with his disciples. He said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 (NIV)
Then, Jesus took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them, and blessed each child one by one.
Sometime thereafter, the disciples were arguing about who would be the greatest in God’s kingdom. Jesus brought a child to stand among them and said, “whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4 (NIV)
It is clear that Christ valued children. In fact, he even wanted his adult children to emulate their humble, innocent faith. So while every country must be governed by its laws, I’m certain there is another solution to this issue without traumatizing our precious little ones.
Let us remember these words: “‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger…and not help you?’ [Jesus responds], ‘…when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’” Matthew 25:44-45 (NLT)
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So today, let’s see our precious children as Christ sees them.