“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14.
Many of the stories of Jesus and the miracles of Jesus included children. In spite of a busy schedule, Jesus would often put a child on His lap as He preached. He responded to mothers and fathers seeking miraculous healing for their children. He raised children from the dead and delivered them from tormenting illnesses. Jesus loves all children.
Chuck Colson writes, “When I was at Buckingham Palace … Prince Philip asked me, ‘What can we do about the crime here in England?’ I replied, ‘Send more children to Sunday school.’ He thought I was joking. But I pointed out a study by sociologist Christy Davies, which found that in the first half of the 1800s, British society was marked by high levels of crime and violence, which dropped dramatically in the late 1800s and early 1900s. What changed an entire nation’s national character? Throughout that period attendance at Sunday schools rose steadily until by 1888, a full 75% of children in England were enrolled. Since then attendance has fallen off …. with a corresponding increase in crime and disorder. If we fill the Sunday Schools we can change hearts and restore society.”
The competition for the souls of children is getting stronger and stronger as sports, games, arts, entertainment and family outings maintain priority over children going to Church to be nurtured with God as a priority. Practice becomes perfect. Actions become habit and lifestyle. Let us give our children God, the greatest and lasting gift for eternal peace and security.
God created children for His purpose and glory.
Read the Bible in One Year: Exodus 21-22; Matthew 19