Who do you think it was that first said, “Children should be seen and not heard”? What would provoke such a statement? Can you imagine if that was God’s heart towards you as His child? Thankfully, it’s not His heart at all. The more “like a child” you are the better.
Jesus’ call for me to come as a child is to admit my powerless and be totally dependent upon my Father. This is not in line with how the world operates and so I have to be very intentional about this attitude of the heart. We’re called to a supernatural life which often means moving away from what is natural.
Little Children Are Brought to Jesus
People were bringing little children to Jesus. They wanted him to touch them. But the disciples told the people to stop.
When Jesus saw this, he was angry. He said to his disciples, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t keep them away. God’s kingdom belongs to people like them. What I’m about to tell you is true. Anyone who will not receive God’s kingdom like a little child will never enter it.”
Then he took the children in his arms. He put his hands on them and blessed them.