Devotion Day 72 – Through the Bible in 90 Days

Day 72 – Mark 9:14 – Luke 1:80 (Today I’ll probably finish Mark and save the first part of Luke for tomorrow.)

The passage I want to focus on today is Mark 10:13-16.

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 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. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Jesus said to those around him and to us, “anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” When children are little, they are very trusting of most everyone. They learn distrust over time, but when they are little they trust most everyone who is bigger than them. So, trust is one of the qualities I think Jesus is pointing to.

We are to trust God as little children trust their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. Praise be to God that God is more faithful than any earthly parent or grandparent.

Here’s a picture I found on an email that shows Jesus’ joy with a little baby. Precious picture.

Today, picture yourself as the little child Jesus is holding and place your full faith in him.

I used to hold Mackenzie like that and then throw her gently up in the air and catch her. She’d giggle and giggle and want more. I can almost see Jesus doing that in this picture.

O Jesus, may we put our faith in you, as a little child puts their faith in their parents and grandparents. Praise be to God that you are faithful in your love for all your children. Amen.

Next reading; Day 73 – Luke 2:1 – Luke 9:62

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