“He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Yesterday, I saw an email about 2 little children living in abject poverty. Nothing new I suppose, but my heart broke, I looked into the 3 year old girls eyes and saw my own child, I looked at her dirt covered feet and saw my own child, I saw her quivering lips and saw my own child. Her expression seemed to cry out, with a need that echoed thoughout my world, her cry was that she be loved, that she be protected, that she had a place to bury her head when afraid and know that no matter what, she was safe.
The cry of these children, is one that needs to be answered. As sons and daughters of God we have a duty not simply to seek God and enjoy His presence, but to pour out His love on the little ones, that He so values.
We are the ones mandated to change the world through discipleship, love and mercy. I ask myself, how can I show His love to His children. How can I show a Father’s heart to children who never new they have one, who loves them so deeply. Lord guide me show me what I can do.