15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17”
Let the children come to me.
It is sad to note that the guys responsible for hindering the kids to get close to him were his very disciples. I wonder how frustrating could that be. There may be several ways we are hindering children from experiencing Jesus. One thing is clear-Jesus is not just adult stuff. Jesus wants them and so we are not in any way warranted to hinder them.
I just had a meeting with key leaders in our Kids Ministry. We have reminded ourselves of the crucial role of the Kids Ministry. We are facilitators of these kids’ growth in their knowledge and love for Jesus. And by no means are giving less effort for such a big investment. As teachers love to declare, Whatever it takes!