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Jesus Loves the Children

The Bible paints many portraits of our Lord Jesus. We see Him pictured as the Rabbi who walked Palestine instructing His Disciples. In the Scripture, we can visit Him feeding the hungry crowd of five thousand who heard Him preach and saw Him heal. There is also the witness of the Bible of His calming a storm and challenging the faith of his twelve followers at the same time.

Let’s take a moment to think about the season we are now entering. Autumn is a unique opportunity. It is a time of changing colors and of brisk days. Fall is also a time of celebrating. Thanksgiving and Christmas are known to bring family and friends together. During these times let’s not forget there are others enjoying the moments too. We, as adults, can get caught up in the plans, processes, and traditions and leave out the wondering hearts and eyes of our children.

There is a portrait painted around Jesus in the Bible that points to the importance of children. Jesus always gave time to the need of the moment. Matthew 19:13-15 states that children were brought to Him to be blessed. The disciples were turning them away, probably thinking Jesus could care less or didn’t have time for them. He said, “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them to come to Me; for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

The Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time to consider God’s blessing of His provision and the celebration of the incarnation. Truly it is a season of wonder. Let’s take the time to reflect, encourage, and lift our children to the wonder of our Beloved Savior, Jesus. For theirs too is what the Kingdom is all about.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas Blessings
P. Craig
2 Timothy 4:22

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