October 14, 2020

God’s Children - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of Mark 10: 13, 16,  “And they brought young children to Him that He might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. When Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them for of such is the kingdom of God. “And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.”

While Jesus lived in  this world, 2000 years ago, the  people were bringing little children to Jesus, for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. For children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward, from Him. That is why God said, “Whoever receives one such child, in My name, receives Me, and whoever receives Me, receives not only Me,   but also Him who sent Me.

The parents wanted Jesus to touch their little children and thereby place God’s blessing upon them. They recognized that Jesus came from God and that His touch brought healing and blessing from God. Apparently the disciples thought that the little children were insignificant and that Jesus had more important things to do than spend His time laying His hands on little children. It was the disciples’ common practice to try to send people away rather than be bothered with their problems and seek to minister to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was moved with indignation and said to them, allow the little children to come to me; and do not forbid them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  When He saw what His disciples were doing, He was angry and offended by the action of His disciples because they were giving the people the false impression that Jesus had no time for insignificant people like little children and His ministry did not include them.

We may hinder our children from coming to Christ by living a hypocritical life—speaking like a Christian but living like the world. Another way in which we might hinder our children from coming to Christ is by failing to show them the love and mercy of the Lord Jesus, that He is compassionate and forgiving and willing to restore us when we confess our sins and return to Him.   By asking the disciples to allow the little children to come to Him,  Jesus meant  that in order to enter the kingdom of God a person must have the trust and dependence that is characteristic of a little child—a trust and dependence upon Christ. Jesus is not referring to some supposed innocence of a child, for we are all born in sin and need the forgiveness which only Jesus can give.

Our God is a loving God. And He loves little children.   So He allowed the little children to come unto him   and he carried them and He also touched them and even blessed them. Today God is going to touch and bless you and your children. When the Lord touches you there will be a great change in you.  God will bring a great deliverance in you. 2000  years  ago  God anointed  Jesus,  of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit, and with the power, Jesus went about doing good and healed  all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. People brought their children with the hope that if Jesus touched their children they would have a bright future. Jesus gathered those children who were brought to Him and touched and blessed them. Today God is going to place his hands upon your children and bless them.  He will heal them of their sickness.  He will bless them in their education. He will help them with wisdom and good understanding. They will grow to be better citizen. Then all your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children. Therefore do not hinder your children from coming to the Lord.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly  Father, we thank You for this blessed day. We thank You because you touch and bless our children. Help them and guide them in their daily life. We surrender our children into  Your hands. We praise you because You watch over our  children  at all times,  especially when our  children  go through tough times.  Remove all fear from them.  May they realize  the   importance  of  their  life  and walk diligently.

In Jesus name we pray.


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