“Some children are brought to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. The disciples told them not to bother him. But Jesus said, Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:13-14
Can’t you see these loving mothers urging their children to join others in the welcoming company of Jesus? His natural qualities of gentleness, kindness and love coupled with his warming embrace blessed them immensely. Boys and girls were immediately drawn to the attractiveness of the Savior. Parents with spiritual insight know that when their kids get to know Jesus more and more a reality sets in. They know he is not out to damage their lives, rather the Son of God wants the very best for them.
Looking from his point of view, Jesus is filled with joy because he sees in children kingdom traits. Front and center are qualities like acceptance, trust and a forgiving spirit emanating from these jewels of God’s creation.
Brother Austine Vimba writes, “The children from around Bulawayo came to be with Grandmother Miriam Vimba to have games, plays, recite memory verses and enjoy Bible quizzes.”