“And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.“
Today’s post is a little different than usual.
I don’t know why but it was never in God’s will for Patti and I to have children of our own. But that doesn’t mean that we didn’t have the love for children in our hearts. We have done our best to live out that love through our nieces, nephews, students and the children that we teach in Sunday School. Out of this caring place in my being for children is a grief and mourning for those kids, and their families, who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. What a stark reminder it was to all of us that protecting over the lives of our next generation is so, so important. There are no easy answers and each is fraught with challenges but we can all agree, I hope, that we cannot allow our children to grow up in a world of fear and danger. As business leaders and influencers we can take some of what as been given to us and allow ourselves to be required to make a difference. Many people, all doing something, can make a difference.
Jesus cared so greatly for children and He many times used them as an example of how our faith was to be modeled after their innocence against disbelief. I am comforted today that I know those children of Connecticut played together in His arms on Friday morning. We each can find a way to do our part to make this world better while we are here. I implore all of us to find our way today and to give some of ourselves to solve the those issues that put our children in harm’s way.
Matthew 18:5 (New Living Translation)