Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14
Sunday I had the privilege of baptizing a six year old. She has been part of our church for three years or so and approached me last year about baptism.
Both her grandmother and I convinced her to wait.
A week ago she approached me again and we had a serious talk. Although she is young – she is an exceptional child when it comes to her love for Jesus.
I could not put her off any longer.
Today’s scripture also helped convince me. Who am I to forbid a child from coming to the Lord?
Jesus said about children, “for such is the kingdom of God.” In another place He said we must come as little children.
Children keep things simple. They care little for high tech gizmo’s and can play with the simplest things like a stick or a cup.
Children enjoy the company of other children without regard to race, religion and sometimes clothing.
Children learn something new every day without trying.
Children want to enjoy life, have fun, and play.
Children are honest when you ask their opinion.
Children love mud puddles, jumping, skipping, and hanging up-side down.
Adult Christians need to become more like children again. Get back to simple things like reading the Bible, praying, and fellowshipping with others without regard to race or denomination. Learn something new every day from the Bible and from the spiritual lessons taught through life.
Enjoy life. Don’t get so caught up in the workings of this world. Be honest.
And give thanks in all things.