Posts Tagged ‘Welcome the little children’

Luke 18:15-17 Through the Eyes of a Child

child's eye looking toward Heaven

The wonders of God!

I love Jesus’ words from today’s reading. This is not the first time we have come across this story, but it still touches my heart. I LOVE children! Jesus uses children as an example several times. He talks about becoming as a child in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. He speaks of being humble like a child. And He talks about the faith of a child. Jesus LOVES children!

In today’s story parents were bringing their children to Him to touch them. We looked at this story in Matthew 19:13-15. We took a walk in the parent’s shoes in that story. We also looked at Jesus’ using a child to emphasize his point on humility in Matthew 18:1-6 and Luke 9:46-48. Read more »

Luke 9:46-48 Service For Love’s Sake

Welcome little one

Welcome little one

Today we get to read the story about “who is the greatest” among Jesus’ disciples. Mark shares this same event and we covered it at that time. Matthew shares a similar event, which we also looked at.

In the blog on Mark’s telling we looked at the story and how Jesus dealt with correction concerning this argument. We also briefly touched on the subject of the “path to greatness.” This blog was “Oh to Be On His Lap.

With Matthew’s similar event Jesus was approached and asked directly, “Who is The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” Jesus answers this question by talking about becoming as a child. We looked at the attributes and attitudes of a child in that blog.

I want to focus on what the child actually represents (or what I feel he may represents) in this story. Our little child is the least productive member in society. You could say he is the least valuable in Jesus’ society. He has intrinsic value to his parents, but his current position does not contribute to the pocketbook of the family. He actually drains it. On the other hand, children were considered a sign of God’s blessing on a family. A childless couple was thought to be cursed. Read more »