“He reacted like it was the best news he’d ever heard!”
I listened as my friend Carol
recounted one of her interactions in Uganda…
As she taught village children about God’s Word
and encouraged them to memorize the precious words,
She led some in a prayer of surrender
And told a young one,
“You are now a child of God!”
The boy reacted with sheer
inside and out
It was the best news
No one could curb his enthusiasm
over the unbelievable message
And a life was changed that day
Because a young one
embraced His Father
And God’s grace
enveloped the child
He was grafted into the family
he longed for
An orphan’s hope,
to be adopted by God
– Susie Stewart
But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God.
– John 1:2 (NLT)
Jesus called a little child to Him and put the child among them. Then He said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
– Matthew 18:2-4 (NLT)
One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so He could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering Him.
When Jesus saw what was happening, He was angry with His disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to Me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then He took the children in His arms and placed His hands on their heads and blessed them.
– Mark 10:13-16 (NLT)
You are all God’s children by believing in Christ Jesus.
– Galatians 3:26 (NLT)
“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.
– John 14:17-19 (MSG)
Photo by Susie Stewart