How important are children to God? Many of us have in our minds the picture of Jesus blessing the children. Youngsters figure prominently other places in the Bible too …
A young man, maybe 11 to 12 years old, warned of a plot against the Apostle Paul by 40 conspirators. Paul was whisked out of harm’s way and lived to share the gospel with many more (Acts 23).
A little Israelite servant girl told her master Naaman, a leper, about the prophet Elisha and the God of Israel who could heal him (2 Kings 5).
Young Samuel, his mother Hannah’s answered prayer, faithfully served the priest Eli at the Lord’s house in Shiloh. “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening,” Samuel said, as he listened with both open ears and an open heart (1 Samuel 3).
God is not too big to have time for little children. Jesus urges us grown-ups to let them come to him! From the depths of his caring heart he wants them to be CHILDREN OF THE KING!