Bless Every Child

From Mark 10:13-16:  “People were bringing little children to Him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them.  But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.  Truly, I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’  And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.”

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Through Holy Spirit’s presence

A virgin gives birth to a child

The Messiah, Jesus our Lord

His life, anything but mild

 

Images of baby Jesus abound

Lying in a manger, a feed trough

All babies, even Jesus, need love

From God’s Word, many thoughts

 

God holds Israel dear as a His child

With Holy divinity, Jesus is the One

Mary and Joseph, parents to Jesus

From Egypt, He will beckon His Son

 

All of us, born children of God

Led by His Spirit, from above

Receiving Him . . . Believing in Him

We cry out . . . Abba!  With love

 

Standing as heirs, with Jesus Christ

Suffering with Him, glorifying Him

Guided by His faith, hope, and love

Jesus at the Cross, paying for sins

 

Through God’s Word and instructions

Parents, loving and caring for a child

Conveying blessed discipline and love

Raising to adulthood, no longer a child

 

Bringing God’s Holy blessings to a child

Jesus holding a child, close to His heart

Loving a child as much as one loves God

From birth, giving a child a great start

family of four walking at the street

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From South African missionary from Scotland, Andrew Murray:  “Let us look upon our children; let us love them and train them as children of the covenant and children of the promise.  These are the children of God.” 

 

 

 

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