People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them, and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13-16
Think about the good things you can take in your arms. A bouquet of flowers. A bag of sand. A sack of groceries. A stack of books. A baby. Think about how all those things in your arms might be a blessing. They are beautiful, helpful, practical, precious.
Think about how Jesus might hold you in his arms, how he might lay his hands on you, and how he might bless you. Jesus always invites children to come. May you be one of Jesus’ little ones today. In Jesus’ arms, you can be beautiful, helpful, practical, and precious.
Prayer: I am Jesus’ little lamb, ever glad at heart I am. For my Shepherd gently guides me; knows my needs and well-provides me; loves me every day the same; even calls me by my name. Amen.
Deaconess Diane Marten, McCordsville, IN