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.
This Sunday we look at Jesus’ tenderness for kids in our series, Why Can’t We Be Friends? Difficult People Worth Fighting For.