Children only feel safe when they know they are loved and that everything is going to be OK. With each warm embrace, kiss on the cheek, and band-aid on a skinned knee, we further affirm our love and that we’ll always be there for them. Children do not have an innate need to ask us questions before accepting our love. They believe that we love them and feel safe because they trust us.

Jesus also wants us to believe Him with the same childlike faith. He wants our faith to be stronger than our need to understand the mysteries and complexities of God. He wants us to jump in wholeheartedly and put our trust in Him. God loves us and promises to never leave us; the same as we promise our own children.

 

Lesson: Please read Mark 10:13-16 to your children. Help them discover how important they are to Jesus by asking them pointed questions. Is the kingdom of God only for grown-ups? How would you feel if you were one of those kids Jesus hugged? Did you know He always loves you and would never leave you?

“People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”

                                     (Mark 10:13-16)


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