We had a dedication in church this morning and the sermon was about children.
The reading came from Matthew 18:12-14 which says -
12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.
Babies - soft, cute, bundles of joy. They can change people more than anything else. People that used to smoke, drink and party have been known to give it all up in order to become responsible parents.
Children can get away with making mess while they play because of their innocence. They can lose themselves in their imagination.
Adults are expected to be responsible and hard working in order to be seen as great in the eyes of our neighbours.
Being among great men doesn't make you great. Judas was with Jesus for a few years but still sold Him out.
Christ says we should come as little children, meek, submissive and reliant on others, trusting them to provide all their needs. We need to trust that God will supply all our needs. Greatness in God's eyes has nothing to do with riches, power or accomplishments, but in humility and submissiveness to His will. We don't have to earn God's love.
May God bless you richly this week.