The Blessing of Children

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Children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. (Psalm 127:3)

Thank you for our children, for they truly are a gift from the LORD. Proverbs says that the children of a wise woman will rise up and bless her (Proverbs 31:28), and we are encouraged to be converted and become like children, if we are to enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3).

Thank you, Jesus,  for welcoming children into your life. When your disciples tried to scatter them, you rebuked your disciples, and said : “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. (Matthew 19:14).

Jesus, you even show us how to become children of God. You said: As many as receive You, to them you give the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in Your name, who are born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12-13).

Lord Jesus, thank you for honoring children, and for giving them a place in your kingdom. May we follow your example, by becoming more child-like, and learn how to see things as you see them. Amen.

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