It's just a short devotion this week, more of a thought really, again about our 'hands'.
In this passage Jesus has rebuked the disciples for wanting to turn the little children away from seeing Him, saying, "...do not forbid them: for of such is the Kingdom of God..."
But as well as the lesson Jesus teaches his men, there is a further description which the gospel writer Mark gives of this incident...
And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.
Isn't that precious?! Imagine it, those eager and excited little beings, obviously attracted to the pure gentleness and love of our Saviour, wanting nothing more than to be as close as they could be to Him.
And His response showed pure delight in their actions.
In fact, He draws them into His arms and HE BLESSES THEM.
I wonder if the parents of those little ones ever did such a thing?
Have you ever laid your hands on your children and blessed them?
I believe the laying on of hands with a blessing, to each of our children or grandchildren, is something that brings joy to Jesus.
Let's do this as soon as we have the opportunity, ok?
No matter how old they are.
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