Jesus Loves the
Study Lesson from Matthew
the little children come to me .." says Jesus.
from Matthew shows
that Christ was willing to bless and forgive even
the least of the human race - including
We see children as precious
but the disciples only saw them as an interruption
to the work at hand.
Let's discover more about the
of Jesus in this New
Children and Jesus
Then some children
were brought to Him so that He might lay His
hands on them and pray; and the disciples
But Jesus said, Let
the children alone, and do not hinder them from
coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs
to such as these.
After laying His hands on
them, He departed from there. -
"Jesus loves the little
children, all the children of the world. Red and
yellow black and white, ..."
Most people who've ever been
in church as a child (or maybe adult) know the
words to this simple song. But, what does it really
Why did the disciples rebuke
the parents for bringing their children to Christ?
I can't explain the exact reason but, during the
time of Jesus, children were hardly considered
For example, if a child was
of the wrong gender or afflicted at birth the
parents would sometimes take them to the deep
forest and leave them to die.
This was the society Christ
was dealing with.
Loved by Christ
Jesus said basically to bring
the lowest of the low to him as the helpless ones
will inherit the kingdom of God.
Jesus loves little children
because of their innocence and
When our lives are in a
shamble, we most likely turn to God. Then we are
like the children in the Bible.
Jesus wants us to come to him
as little children to ask for, and receive the gift
of eternal life.
One main point to remember
here is for us not to let "religion" and
"knowledge" stand in the way of our humbling
ourselves before God and accepting Jesus Christ as
our Lord and Savior.
If we are not careful we can
actually die from pride. Don't let pride stand in
the way of your abundant life.
Love in Christ
If you would like to discover
how to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
Read Today's Verses
American Standard Bible
King James Version
Verses where Jesus blesses little
children are from New American Standard Bible
& New King James Version - Lesson credited to
Life Application Study Bible - NIV Lockman