A Few of My Favorite Things

  • God and all that goes with Him
  • Time Spent With Family
  • Bedtime Prayers
  • Family/Group Hugs
  • The Beach
  • Good Friends
  • Good Music
  • Laughter

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Be Like Little Children

Like so many of you, I've kept up with the Casey Anthony trial. I'm disgusted by the care not given this child and the lies that have been told. But truth be told, we live in an ugly world and children suffer atrocities daily from those who are supposed to love them the most. Many times a child will not tell what has happened sometimes in fear but many times out of love for the abuser. Their hearts are precious and forgiving even when their bodies are broken and bleeding.

Christ gives us a command to be like little children:

Mat 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,
3 and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 "Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
6 "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 "Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

Christ gives the keeping of children into our care. When we love and care for a child (even those that aren't easy to love) then we have cared for Christ. Great responsibility comes with this command, because if we cause to stumble and lose his way, we will be held accountable. So lets work together and provide safe places from mean and ugly adults; and even more importantly let's learn how to love as a child loves with the whole heart filled with forgiveness.

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