“Whoever receives (welcomes) one little child…in My name receives (welcomes) me.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 18:5) The importance of children to Jesus.
Have you ever been annoyed and upset by a child(ren)? You are not alone. We have all been annoyed by them at some point, but we get annoyed and upset by adults also. However, what is your perspective regarding children? If you despise (look down upon) a child, Beware!
Above all, Jesus emphasized the importance of children, “Take heed that you do not despise [think down on] one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.”
Notice their incredible importance to the Lord:
- Do not despise (look down on) a little child (commanded Jesus).
- Angels look after them.
- The angels take children before the face of the Father
- Jesus came to save them!!
- He and the angels rejoice over their salvation!
CEF exists because the Lord loves children and desires that they too come to know and believe on Him for salvation. Would you prayerfully consider a generous gift to the Lord to help us reach a child with the Gospel?
Do not despise little children; they are our future.