Luke 18:15-18- They also brought infants to Him that He might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Permit the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them. For to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever will not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will in no wise enter it.”
Our Children too needs a personal relationship with Jesus. It starts with us bringing them to Him. Taking them to church, Sunday School, vacation bible study , talking about Jesus at home during meal times through prayer and at early morning getting up and lying down.
Your children will never know Jesus nor have a personal relationship with Him unless you introduce Him to them. It is your duty as a parent to do so.
We are commanded in scripture to train up a child in the way he or she should go. Bring them up in the training and instructions of the Lord.
Let's listen to what God commanded Moses then and what He is commanding of us today from this same scripture that He gave Moses in Deuteronomy 6:4-9-The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Parents, let our children hear us pray, let them see us read our bibles and let them see us in worship, singing and praising to the Lord our God. Let the Word of God be on our mouth, in your hearts and impress them upon your children.
Jesus loves the children and desires them to come to Him, as we see in this text.
The parents in this text was bringing their children to Jesus and the disciples wanted to turn them away, but Jesus rebuked them by saying "bring them unto me."
In a world of chaos and an arena of where conformity to the world is what's being promoted, we need to bring our children to Christ. Train them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Parents, bring your children to Jesus. Teach them his commands and you yourself lead by example.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go;and when he is old, he will not depart from it? Will they stray? Possibly! But, if the seed is planed while they are yet young, the will come back.
Parents, do your part in planting the seed and God will do the rest. One water, one plant and God gives the increase.
Children are the greatest treasure even given to mankind. What are you doing with the treasure that has been given unto you?
We only get one chance to raise our children. Start while they are young by bringing them to Jesus. Make the Lord our God known unto them. NOW IS THE TIME!!