Friday after Lent 1

LentMicah6-8_mgs99913 And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” 16 And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them. ~ Mark 10:13-16 (NASB)

In our sophisticated society, being as a child is considered a bad thing. We want to be mature and responsible. Even children often try to look and act older than they are. They want to grow up right away, and often, parents allow them to dress beyond their age and participate in activities that aren’t childlike. Yet, God’s Word tells us that all of us must be as children to enter Your Kingdom.

Lord, make me child-like in my faith—completely in awe of Your power, glory, mercy, and love; filled with love for You; and totally accepting and believing Your Word and doing Your will. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, now and forever. Amen.

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