Sharing Our Faith Together

The Little Children and Jesus

by Sue Muessig 30 June 2021

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on 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. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.   Mark 10:13-16.

Children often find it easier to trust than we do as adults.  When we have to face big decisions and challenges, it isn’t easy to have childlike faith.  As I keep being reminded recently, God doesn’t explain everything He has planned for us, sometimes He wants us to be still, wait on Him and to trust in His love.  Holding onto His promises and trusting in the one who is all powerful to answer our prayers in His perfect timing.  

I am grateful for my family, Sunday school teachers and youth group leaders who told me about Jesus, and so I have chosen a song that my mum used to sing to me as a child.

Song:Tell me the stories of Jesus

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You may have seen in different Christian magazines or websites that June has been a month of prayer for Toddler Groups.  On this last day in June I wondered if you would like to join me in praying for our Toddler Group here at Newmount.

This morning a few of our Sunbeams families will be gathering in the Church garden for a Teddy Bear’s picnic (socially distanced!).  We would appreciate your prayers for God’s blessings as we meet for the first time since March 2020 and for sunshine too!

As we look towards the possibility of re-opening hopefully later this year, please pray for God’s guidance so that we may be able to support local families once again through this group.

In your prayers today, perhaps you would like to give thanks for people who told you about Jesus and also pray that Christ’s light will shine through Toddler Group leaders today