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Sandy's Devotional

May 20, 2019 • By Sandy Shoshani

"Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. When Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it." And He took them up in His arms (hugged them), put His hands on them, and blessed them." (Matthew 10:13-16)

 

The Greek word for “brought” is “prosphero” which is used to mean that the moms were dedicating their children to Jesus. We can have faith that as we dedicate our children to Him, whether ours personally or those whose lives we help to save. He will make the most of their lives for His purposes. Spurgeon’s words touched my heart and challenged me to believe in the power of touching young lives: It is especially important to bring children to Jesus when we remember they have a whole life in front of them with which to serve God. "Will you be very angry if I say that a boy is more worth saving than a man? It is infinite mercy on God's part to save those who are seventy; for what good can they now do with the [burnt] end of their lives? When we get to be fifty or sixty, we are almost worn out, and if we have spent all our early days with the devil, what remains for God? But these dear boys and girls - there is something to be made out of them. If now they yield themselves to Christ they may have a long, happy, and holy day before them in which they may serve God with all their hearts. Who knows what glory God may have of them? Heathen lands may call them blessed. Whole nations may be enlightened by them." (Spurgeon)