Children and the Kingdom of God

“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 

Mark 10:14-15

I recently ran across some amazing things that children between the ages of 4-8 have said about Love and couldn’t help but see the Holy Spirit speaking through them. Several of them likely could have preached this week’s sermon if given the chance.

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

Billy, age 4

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.”

Chrissy, age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”

Terri, age 4

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.”

Bobby, age 7

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.”

Nikka, age 6

Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.”

Elaine, age 5

A four year old child had a next door neighbor, an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “’Nothing, I just helped him cry.”

Anonymous, age 4

God bless you, and may you receive the kingdom of God like a child today.

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