I help my daughter in small math groups in her first grade class. The children bless me with their hugs and encouraging comments. Jesus loved childen too, and I bet they blessed Him. Even more, He blessed them.
One time Jesus was talking with children and the disciples started turning them away. They thought he should spend time with religious leaders to improve his ratings. But Jesus didn't have to improve his status. He was (and is) God. He became indignant with his followers when they turned the children away. He said, "Let the little children come to Me. Don't stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these" (Mark 10:14). After He took them in His arms, He laid His hands on them and blessed them.
Think About It
Jesus said the kingdom of God belongs to such as kids. Imagine that! He loves you. I like the way Max Lucado says it. "If He had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it." I think what Jesus meant was, the kingdom of God belongs to those who trust Him like children do. They hold nothing back. They love and trust easily.
Pray About It
Thank you, Father God, for Jesus. Thank you for loving us with an unstoppable love. Thank you for telling us about Your kingdom. Thank you for the hope You bring. Amen.