By Judy Lee Jenkins
How can we doubt how precious little children are to God when we read the scriptures? Mother’s Day is nearly here when we honor mothers who devote their lives to the care and upbringing of their little children. I love the story told in the gospels of the time when Jesus was about teaching the people and some of the parents brought their little ones to Jesus to be blessed.
Some of the disciples were annoyed with their presence and actually rebuked the parents for bothering Jesus with something they thought was so unimportant. However, Jesus was displeased with their attitude. Instead of turning the children away, HE told them to bring their little ones close to HIM. Jesus then held them tenderly in HIS arms and blessed them.
Imagine to be a little child in the arms of Jesus!! Jesus also took the opportunity to teach a very great lesson to HIS disciples. HE no doubt pointed to one of the little children on HIS lap when HE said this, “SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME, AND FORBID THEM NOT; FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD. VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, WHOSOEVER SHALL NOT RECEIVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A LITTLE CHILD, HE SHALL NOT ENTER THEREIN.”
Contemplating on this beautiful scripture about Jesus and the children, I also thought of my own children and grandchildren and how much Jesus loves them. And I also have the assurance that my little Lisa Ann who lived but 3 short hours on earth has been in HIS loving arms waiting to see her mama someday.
Pondering this scene, I wrote and composed the following song:
“COME, COME, COME BRING YOUR LITTLE ONES HERE.
TO JESUS ARMS, LET THE LITTLE ONES COME. (repeat)
OH SO PRECIOUS, OH SO PRECIOUS TO GOD ARE THESE LITTLE ONES!!
COME TO ME (repeat)