I meant Children

I knew what I said when I pronounced, “Let the little children come to me…” (Matthew 19:14)

Do you believe you can come as a child? Does your heart trust me to be a tender Father and a giver of good and pure things? Your head can rest on my strong shoulders. I will sit you on my knee if only you will come to me.

But come as you are my dear children. For my strong hands and tender heart are only pleasures to those who know they are children. If you insist on being dependent you will not love my grace but rather be offended by my death. Take my word and believe what I said, “Let the little children come to me…”.

You are full of fear because you don’t think I welcome children. You dare not come lest I see your small stature, needy hands, and questioning spirit. Oh, you creature of smallness! You still believe a fig leaf hides your shame. I know you fully whether you believe you are naked or not. So come! Come with your smallness, your needs, and your doubts. Come and let me clothe you.

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.
View Him prostrate in the garden;
On the ground your Maker lies.
On the bloody tree behold Him;
Sinner, will this not suffice?
(Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy-Joseph Hart)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Desiray says:

    A child believes and trust…they aren’t doubting like we adults…This is why Jesus said what He said.Adults find it hard to just come to Jesus because they don’t trust and believe, like a child. In other words kids have blind faith and so they came to Jesus they did not have to have anyone teach them who Jesus was they loved being around Him and so they came.

    A lesson we as adults surely need to take lesson from. Even after we come to Jesus we still doubt in our walk we must have that attitude like a child. Child Like Faith


    1. Yes. And even when children doubt they aren’t afraid to say so. This is perhaps the hardest thing for us. We doubt and then we keep our fears to ourselves. We would do well to become children in faith and in boldness. Trusting in the love of our Father allows us to do both.


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