1) Children are precious in Jesus’ sight. He loves them! He wants children to be brought to Him. Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Mk. 10:14)
2) Children need help in learning how to navigate in today’s world … and they have so much of life ahead of them.
Faced with war, terrorism, divorce, crime and other anxieties, many children are feeling
. . . vulnerable – What if this happens to me?
. . . frightened – Where can I go to be safe?
. . . hopeless – Who is going to protect me?
. . . helpless – There’s nothing I can do to keep it from happening.
They need the touch of Jesus. They need His help to cope and deal just as we adults do. Jesus said, “Let the little children come.“
3) Children are a part of today’s church, not merely the church of tomorrow.