353 Blessing the Children

“People were bringing little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these’” (Mark 10:13,14).

I can’t recall too many times when Jesus was indignant with His disciples, Father. With the misguided religious leaders perhaps, but not His dearest friends and followers. It has made me realise just how much He loves children.

I’m wondering, could a child Jesus touched and blessed ever stray away from You (v16)? What does the blessing say? “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26). Could any prayer Jesus uttered be out of Your will or go unanswered?

When Aaron, the first priest, was instructed to use this prayer, he was told it was to put My name on the Israelites so I would bless them (v27). Did they ever go astray?

You know they did. But the prayer was answered for the Israelites in that My blessing was upon them. As adults, it was up to them whether they would receive it or not. But children, until they reach the age of personal accountability, are not held responsible for their actions and this prayer will certainly be answered for them, and as priests (Revelation 1:6) you should use it for the children under your care.

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