Children’s meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 👭👭 Children enjoying the Lord by calling on His name, praying, reciting Bible verses, listening to the Word, and singing hymns. -via Children Phnom Penh Cambodia
When the disciples rebuked those who were bringing some little children to the Lord, the Lord Jesus said, “Permit the little children and do not prevent them from coming to Me, for of such is the kingdom of the heavens” (19:14). Then He laid His hands on them. Here the Lord stresses again that to participate in the kingdom of the heavens, we must be like little children.
On the surface, 19:13-15 seems to deal with an insignificant matter. Actually, these verses are concerned with pride. The Lord seemed to be saying to His disciples, “You should not reject these little ones. On the contrary, you must become a little one yourself. Pride is hidden within you. You must condemn and reject your pride. If you reject your pride and become as little children, you will be in the kingdom of the heavens.” (Life-Study of Matthew, Chapter 53)