{ Day 237 }

by | Aug 25, 2011 | Prayer & Devotion

Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.” —Luke 10:21

Imagine, if you can, what it was like when Jesus entered a village of Israel during His earthly ministry. I see the kids making a beeline to Him, invited by His smile and His eyes alive with pleasure. They adored the carpenter from Nazareth, the new preacher in town. You can’t fool kids. If you are mean, they avoid you, even if you try to act nice. Jesus wanted those kids around Him. They bypassed the sacred boundary lines and ran straight into His embrace. What I would give to see the Son of God overflowing with happiness and delight like that! How great is His joy when immature people receive revelation.

{ PRAYER STARTER }

Lord, I can only imagine the wonderful joy and anticipation little children felt as they watched You come into their midst. They crowded around you and welcomed Your smile and gentle caress. Lord, I am also Your little child, and I long to bring a smile to Your face and feel Your gentle touch.

Jesus loves to shock His babes with how good
He will be to them!

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