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Treasure the Children

Posted By Web Team On July 16, 2010 @ 1:44 am In Employees and Culture | 5 Comments

Jesus’ disciples asked Him which of them would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:1). Clearly they were still expecting an earthly kingdom and wondering what high positions they might hold.

In response, Jesus took a little child, who had no rights under the Law, and stood him in their midst.

“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” — Matthew 18:5, NIV

He cautioned the disciples that they needed to change their thinking, and take on the humility of a child.

By directing our service toward people, toward children in poverty [3], we honor the Lord.

But for anyone who might place a stumbling block before a child who believes in Him, “it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Matthew 18:6, NIV).

Though little thought was given to children in those ancient days, Jesus did not overlook them. He treasured them. And we do too!

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