Matthew 19:13-15 NASB Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.
In all of our preoccupation with news, headlining with Coronavirus and new extreme measures of having to isolate ourselves and work from home, I just want us to remember there are still children (grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, church family) here needing our help, love and guidance. Children who are developmentally or physically handicapped. Children who are grieving the loss of a deceased member of their family. Children who are in emotional turmoil and stress due to parents divorcing or the uncertainty of life. Children who have had to leave their schools (peers, teachers and normalcy) for an unknown period of time. Everything is turned upside down for these our children right now, so let’s not forget those who do not have the vocabulary to speak for themselves. This is a scary world for them and they just need a ton of love heaped on them. Hug those babies if you can physically. Hug them with a video call or a phone call if you cannot reach them. Hug them with a card, toy or a letter sent in the mail. Give them hope and strength to get through this time. They are hurting and don’t quite know how to say it. Reassure them that you love them. We have to show that we value and treasure all of our children. We are all members of the family of God. When one is hurting, we all hurt. These children are our future. May you be encouraged as well. This too shall pass. Blessing them will in return bless you. That is what I want for all of us, blessings of peace and love. Grant them to us, oh, Lord.
Matthew 18:2-5 NASB And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me
Dear holy, wonderful Father,
Thank You for our children. They are so adorable with their shining, bright and innocent eyes. We pray that they would see You in us.
Our world is topsy turvy right now and there are a lot of bad things going on. Help us, as we navigate through this newfound isolation process, that we, even so much more than ever before, exemplify Christlike behavior to these sweet children, that You have entrusted us with. Let them see Your strength and feel Your divine protection upon their little minds and hearts. Help them to get through this rough time. Grant us parents wisdom to handle any and all questions or problems that may arise.
May we all be patient with one another because all of us have our own issues we are dealing with. I pray Your richest blessings upon all of Your children. Help us to be the voice for the voiceless, the strength for the weak, and the hope for our future. For it is in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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