May 02, 2019: SOAP #3437: 1Chronicles 16; Psalm 106; Matthew 19 Scripture: Matthew (NIV) 19:13 Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not […]
May 02, 2019: SOAP #3437: 1Chronicles 16; Psalm 106; Matthew 19
Scripture: Matthew (NIV) 19:13 Then little children werebrought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But thedisciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 Jesus said, “Let the littlechildren come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongsto such as these.” 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went onfrom there.
Observation: Do you want to get on the bad side ofJesus? Oh, yes, there is a badside. It is for anyone who complainsabout and hinders ministry to children. (Ofcourse, it is a good side for children! ) Jesus interrupted His ministry to adults tominister to children!
He valued them and spoke words of value over them. He personally touched the children. They were a priority to Him. He treated them as though they had value.
Application: I needto see value in the children I meet each day. Like Jesus, I need to speak words of value over them and to them. I want my presence to be a safe place forthem. I want to help develop theirunderstanding of their value.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to grow in wisdomand grace as I minister to the students on the school bus. May You find it easy to speak and touchthrough me. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!