Scripture for Today – April 20, 2007 – Let the Children Come To Me

Dear Neighbor,

One of the most engaging and thought-provoking (and challenging) invitation passages we have is found in Mark’s Gospel, chapter 10. It involves an invitation for children to come to Jesus, and an exhortation not to hinder, and indeed to help, in their coming. But in case we might be tempted to think this is an invitation just to a certain age demographic, Jesus reminds us that we are all to receive the kingdom of God in a manner pictured by the way in which children receive Jesus as they come to him. Sometimes we make it so complicated. Mark 10:13-16:

13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

In Christ,

Joel

Advertisements

One Response to Scripture for Today – April 20, 2007 – Let the Children Come To Me

  1. bodybuilding says:

    magnificent submit, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this.
    You must proceed your writing. I am sure, you’ve a great
    readers’ base already!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: