Kiddos. Tykes. Littles. Munchkins. Groms.
Whether or not you have kids of your own, most of us have had the privilege of knowing some of these tiny professional mess-makers and sleep-strikers. Personally, I love playing with my friends kids… until, that is, they get hungry, sleepy, or unhappy in any way. Then it’s time to go back to mom and dad!
Children didn’t have a lot of rights in the first century. They were to be seen and not heard, considered of little value because by society’s standards, they had nothing to offer. However, in the Gospels we discover God’s soft spot for children. Jesus is gentle and kind with them, and passionate about protecting them from harm. Not only that, but Jesus uses them to teach some of his most important lessons about who really matters in God’s Kingdom.
Join us this Sunday as we look at Jesus’ tenderness for kids in our series, Why Can’t We Be Friends? Difficult People Worth Fighting For.
– Pastor Grace Wilkinson