Jesus Blesses the Children
- One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him. Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”
With open arms Jesus stands waiting for us to enter into His love, why are we so stand offish? It says for us to come unto Him as little children, what exactly does this mean? Well the answer is simpler than you think. It means running towards love and embracing it with no fear, no judgement, no wondering if we will be rejected and in complete trust that the arms will stay open until we are safely in them. That is how simple His love is, so why do we make it so complicated?
My husband and I went to a local church tonight to watch an Easter play. It basically began at Genesis and ended at Revelation and showed the love of God from beginning to end, things I have already learned and seen in my walk yet one part in particular just grabbed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I could hardly see the scene at times through the tears which flowed as I watched Jesus pick up this little lame girl, heal her and set her back down. He had healed her. What joy flooded my soul! Later in the same scene He is dancing with her and enjoying her company…let me get real with you and tell you what this did to my spirit…..
This scene first took me to a place of complete rest in Jesus. As I saw Him take that little girl from her fathers arms I could see that little girl was me. As He held me close to His chest and prayed over me I was brought back to the many times where I had resided in the arms of Jesus just receiving my healing. Secondly when they were dancing I felt so much joy and it showed me just how easy it is to accept Jesus and His love for us. If only we could humble ourselves enough to run to open arms of Jesus everyday.
I encourage you to close your eyes after reading this and begin to imagine what it feels like to be held in the arms of Jesus. Even if you feel you do not deserve it, press in. Even if you feel you don’t have enough faith, start running. When you see Jesus standing before you, know that He is real and means no harm. It is safe there in His arms. Run to Him, He is patiently waiting your arrival.