What Jesus Did! 'Let Them Come to Me!' — Mark 10:14

Monday, July 11, 2016

Jesus saw what happened. He did not like his followers telling the children not to come. Jesus said to them, "Let the little children come to me. Don't stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people that are like these little children."
— Mark 10:14 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:14 NLT — "Let the little children come to me. Don't stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people that are like these little children."

Key Thought

We must not do anything to keep "little ones"—whether that means new baby followers of Jesus or young children—from knowing the grace and power of Jesus! Even more than that, we must actively encourage and help the Lord's "little ones" find their place in Jesus' family, have their needs fulfilled by Jesus' grace, and use their gifts as part of Jesus' Body.

Today's Prayer

O Father, please help me to never put off a child who needs to know your love. Help me and use me, O God, to show them your love and help them serve to your glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 18:1-6
  • Malachi 2:13-16
  • John 12:23-24

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.