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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#111~ Jesus Loves the Little Children

"People were bringing their little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuke them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said them, 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tel you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God lie a little child will never enter it.' And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them." ~Mark 10:13-16 {emphasis, mine}
Isn't this just about the cutest picture ever? I simply adore this picture. I am touched that it is so real ~ simply Jesus having sweet conversation with a little child ~ and that little child, becoming bashful while basking in the love and attention of Jesus, self-consciously plays with his little toes. 

Can't you just hear Jesus asking the little boy questions about himself? About his favorite games, or toys, or how much he loves his mommy and daddy. Maybe Jesus was taking the opportunity to identify a bird's call from a near-by tree and using that as an object lesson to tell him how God gave each songbird his own sweet tune to sing.

Maybe He was telling the little boy that HE is GOD's little boy!

What do you think they are talking about?

Oh, yes, Jesus loves little children so much that He reminds us, in our busy "grown-up" world, that we are to come to Him with the simple, trusting, unassuming, sweet faith that drew those little children to Himself. Just to be touched with His loving hand. Just to be acknowledged as His own.

BUT . . . we still can, today. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, YOU ARE HIS. And Jesus loves you . . . His child.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

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