But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left. Matthew 19:14-15 (NLT)
If you are a parent you are doing to identify with what I am about to say. Have you ever had anyone love on your child and it moved you almost to tears? I am a Mom and I adore my children. When anyone shows them any kindness or reaches out to love on them, my heart swells with gratefulness.
It doesn't have to be anything big. As a matter of fact, it is usually the little things like when one of them walks into the room and my friends make it a point to engage them in conversation and include them. When someone calls to encourage them or invites them to lunch just to listen.
Did I mention that my kids are now adults? And still, still my heart is moved when I see someone reach out to them to show them that they are valuable. No matter the age of your child, no matter what stage they are in their life, if someone loves on them, it fills your heart.
Do you think God feels the same way? Do you think that no matter what age, what stage, what path his kids are on when one of us reaches out to include and engage and share and love on them his heart is full? Do you think he sees his children struggling and wants desperately for someone to reach out to them to heal the hurt? I think he does.
And when we do it, not only is his heart full because he sees his child being taken care of but, his heart overflows because it was done by one of his kids. Your task today is to go out and make God proud!