This week is our annual Vacation Bible School. It’s a week of fun, games, and teaching children how much God loves them and how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth every second.
The Bible is full of verses about children. Here are just a few of those verses and the message God gives us.
It’s a serious thing to lead the young, in age or faith, into sin.
If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.
It’s our responsibility to train children to follow God.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
All children are a reward and blessing from God.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior, are children born in one’s youth.
There are no grandchildren without grandparents, honor them.
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
We should never hinder children from coming to God.
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.
What are you doing to show God’s love to God’s children?