Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (19th May, 2016)

Posted: May 19, 2016 in Bible, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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LITTLE CHILDREN

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Mark 10:13-16

…Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Mark 10:15

Little children are often discounted as being insignificant. Yet, it is the little children who are the key to the expansion of the kingdom. Little children are the key to your church growth. Little children are the key to your missionary work. Little children are the people who will respond to you and to your evangelistic efforts.

Jesus said that the kingdom of Heaven is made up of such people. “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).

Little children are also the key to greatness because Jesus taught that the humility of children was the greatest key to greatness. Jesus said the greatest person was the little child. “Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great” (Luke 9:46-48).

A child’s ability to forgive and forget is a revelation of true greatness. A child’s ability to play with other children of other backgrounds is a revelation of true greatness. A child’s ability to learn and copy is a revelation of true greatness. A child’s ability to copy from another is a revelation of true greatness. Indeed, little children can make a great difference in our lives if we will learn from them and become like them.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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