The Bible says God graces the humble and opposes the proud (Jas 4:6; 1 Pet 5:5). Tuesday / Thursday School continually reminds me just how true this is. If we have not figured it out yet, part of the reason God invented children was to keep us humble and remind us of what is truly important.
Children are a great equalizer, a reminder that we can do no better than to humble ourselves and be genuine in our approach to others and more importantly God. Children do not care what color your skin is, how much money you make, what your I.Q. may be, or what level of success you may have reached. They act as an honest barometer for whether or not you are trustworthy, selfish, or loving. In their innocence, they are able to appreciate and respond to the attributes of Jesus when they see them displayed in His people. Jesus has always commanded His disciples to humble themselves and be someone who draws these little ones to Him.
15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Luke 18:15-17).
If you do not have access to the presence of a little child this week, pray for one you know and all the people who do have access to them. If you do have that access, then be faithful with the opportunity and faithfully, selfishly, and lovingly represent Jesus’ character to them. Thank God for the opportunity afforded us by the children He has placed in our lives through our families and this school!