Friday’s Favorite

Summer is ending!  The winds of fall are beginning to blow leaves to the ground.  By this time next week, children will be sitting in classrooms all across the country, hopefully, with a sense of adventure; awaiting the new information and ideas they’ll discover.  Childhood is so precious… and children are amazing, beautiful and loving creatures.

Jesus made several very important statements about children. 

Matthew 18: 1-5 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,  and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”

Matthew 19: 13-14 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.  But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Mark’s Gospel accounts of Jesus words

Mark 9: 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

So… with these verses I offer you my Friday Favorite praying (!) you will be blessed by the simplicity and beauty of this little ones!  Blessings and safety for your weekend.