People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch 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. I tell you the truth, 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, put his hands on them and blessed them.
Pastor Chuck McKinney
Valley Christian Church (Concord)
As we draw nearer to Easter, we wonder at the glory and the power displayed at the resurrection of Jesus. We can’t explain it; we simply wonder at this great miracle, and thank our Heavenly Father. And yet, admitting there are great mysteries we cannot solve, we are quick to declare full knowledge of other issues and to argue and claim that our understanding is far superior to those who do not agree with us. How foolish! Jesus did not say that we must completely understand every detail of His kingdom in order to enter it. He said we must simply receive it. What a wonderful blessing! And He said how we should receive it. “Like a little child”. When offered something special, children don’t challenge the gift, they just grab it. Their exuberance is thanks to the heart of the giver. And they thoroughly enjoy even the simplest gifts.
Come to Jesus with a child-like faith, and He will take you in His arms, and put His hands on you and bless you. What joy!
Jesus, help me to let go of my need to understand everything and to trust you completely as a child.