Jesus loves children!
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In every town, children would come running from all over to gather around Him. Somehow, they could see that Jesus was very different from anyone they had ever met. People of all ages would come to hear His powerful words and see His awesome miracles. But the children wanted to be close to Jesus because of His gentle ways and His kindness. He made every single child feel important; like being the kid of a mighty King. He would pick up the little children in His arms, place His hands on the bigger kids and bless each one.
When the disciples saw all the mothers and children around Jesus they said to them, "Don't bother Him! Go away!" But when Jesus heard this, He was very upset. "Don't ever chase children away," He said, "for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Jesus loves children! He likes them the way they are because they don't think of themselves as being the greatest, or imagine that they know everything like some adults do. Children believe things about God without trying to figure out everything first.
If at times, you feel that you don't really count for anything and that no one notices you, remember that you are very important to the greatest King of all: King Jesus! He cares so much about you that He even warned the grown-ups; “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven" Matthew 18:10.
And, talking about our Father in heaven and the angels who see His face; have you ever wondered what God looks like? Do you imagine Him looking like a person, just a whole lot bigger? Or maybe you think of Him as not having any shape at all! No one knows what God looks like because we cannot see Him with the eyes we have now. But one day, we will be able to see him in heaven.
Yet, even now, we can discover many things about God because He has told us about Himself in the Bible.
This powerful God of the universe is interested in you as a person. Even though He keeps the whole of creation going, listens to prayers from all over the world and takes care of all the problems, He still has plenty of time to care for you too!
In fact, God cares about you so much that He thinks about you all the time. David the shepherd wrote in one of his Psalms: “How precious to me are your thoughts O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand" Psalm 139:17-18.
To try and grasp how much and how often God thinks about you, scoop up a handful of sand and try to count every grain. If you had a grain of sand for every thought God has about you, how many thoughts do you suppose there would be? Lots and lots and lots!
Knowing how much God thinks about you should make you feel very loved and very special. Why not talk to the Lord right now. Tell Him that you love Him too!