There's a Friend for little children

Jesus and the children

There is a very beautiful story about Jesus in the Bible. Jesus was one day telling about God and teaching them about the things of Heaven. Then some children came to Him to be blessed by Him. The people around told Jesus to send them away. But the answer of Jesus is surprising. Let's look at the story:

«Then the people brought their little children to Jesus so that he could put his hands on them and pray for them. When his followers saw this, they told the people to stop bringing their children to Jesus. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people who are like these children.” Then Jesus took the children in his arms. He put his hands on them and blessed them.» (Matthew 19:13-14 and Mark 10:16 - ICB)

Can you imagine that? Can you imagine yourself tucked in Jesus' arms? Jesus wants to have the children very close to Him. And what He did to the children long ago, He will do to you also if you come to Him. I encourage you to say this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me. I ask you to bless me and to keep me close to you always. I want to belong to your heavenly kingdom. I want to experience your kindness and goodness. Amen.

Jesus and the children