Week 9, Thursday, Mark 10:13-16

 Mark Devotionals

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram

Go to Mark 10:13-16

[Please do read the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]


Jesus’ love for children is obvious in this passage. He refused to be too busy for them; in fact he took the time to bless them. As adults do we find time to “bless” the children that God gives to us, whether as parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and teachers? Do we impart God’s fullness and goodness in ways that they understand that they (the kids) are actually receiving a gift – a gift from God? But Jesus went further. He used them as the standard for entry into the Kingdom of God. It was the simplicity, trust, and whole-heartedness of the little child that implicitly trusted God that Jesus wanted to see in His followers.


Prayer: Lord Jesus I remember the days when as a child I used to enjoy hearing stories about you. I remember how I would be filled with wonder on hearing about your miracles. I felt sadness when I heard they put you on the cross to die. Why is it that I no longer feel that way? When I “lost” my childhood, did I lose you too? Have I become so sophisticated that I no longer think you’re the greatest – King, Ruler, Creator? Forgive me, Lord. I make myself as a child before you. I want to feel the wonder and amazement once again of who you really are. Amen.

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