Thursday, June 16, 2016

Follow Christ's Example

Follow Christ's Example By Carey Smith

"Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.' When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there." Matthew 19:13-15

For those of you who know me, you know that I enjoy playing with children. At times it is hard to keep up with their energy, as many parents will testify, but nothing compares to their giggles as they tackle me, or their laughter as I chase them.

I grew up as the individual that everyone teased, picked on, and made fun of. For years, the only people I believed actually liked me were my parents. As I got a little older, I began to hear about Jesus who scolded His adult disciples for not allowing the children to come to Him. He would use children as the example to His disciples when they asked Him how they should live and behave.

For years, I knew that my mom, my dad, and Jesus loved me. Their love got me through many tough years, and even though I knew they loved me, it would have been great if another person had showed me that kind of love.

That is why today, as an adult, I try to let every child know that they are important to me. I want them to feel that I love them, care for them, and have fun playing with them. I want them to know that even if they feel that no one else cares for them, I do. And why do I love them, because Jesus does.

Do you want to be like Jesus? Love the children. Love them by being a listening ear, a jungle gym, and yes, even a diaper changer. Who knows, there may be one child who feels lost and alone, but your smile and compassion can change that.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray today that your life and ministry can make a difference in the life of a child.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's USA Outreach Effort. God has placed a United States effort on the heart and mind of the On The Go Team. Three key objectives are sharing, praying, and training in every county in the USA using On The Go Advance Teams, Training Teams, Planning Teams, Prayer Teams, GoTeams, and Outreach Efforts.

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