I am Thankful for Children: Lenten Thanks…

     Children are my favorite people, and of course, our grandkiddos are a special; category!

     Since our daughter, Sarah, was three, Ron has taken the little ones to feed the geese during the wintertime. I loved this recent photo of our youngest grandchild, 4-year-old Reeve, eyeing these two big birds, who were probably most interested in Reeve’s bag of bread.

     Imagining how Jesus may have interacted with little children warms my heart. This story shows how much he validated their great worth.

 One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him.

Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.” (Luke 18:15-16 NLT)

Prayer:

God of Great Joy,

Thank you for the gift of children.

Thank you, Jesus, for showing us the heart of God toward children.

May the simplicity of my faith in you become more and more like that of a child.

Amen

Sue Reeve

 

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