Day 23 | March 28

Day 23 | March 28 | March 10:1-16
By: Melodie Williams

“Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong!”  Many of us grew up singing this beloved kid’s song.  But I would venture to say this is a song and reminder for all of us.

As the Early Childhood director, I was naturally drawn toward the last half of the scripture today.  Despite the attempts of some of the “grown-ups” in the area, Jesus invites the children to come to Him.

COME – a short 4 letter word that speaks so much.  You are invited.  I am invited.  We are all invited. To come. And this invitation comes with almost no strings attached.  The only request is to come in the simplicity of childlike faith. I do not know about you, but this not only fills my heart with joy, but with peace as well.

Receiving the kingdom of God like a little child makes me think of one of my 5-year-old friends at church. She lives every day how I imagine those children felt when Jesus opened His arms to welcome them. She exudes joy, with her smile and her very presence.  I remember one Sunday she came in and exclaimed with utmost exuberance: “Ms. Melodie - It’s Jesus day!”  She seems to love the little things as much as the big things.  And it is contagious!  It is just a part of her being.  Jesus loves her and she chooses to live that love on a daily basis.

So may we, like my friend, open our hearts to the outstretched arms of our loving Jesus.  May we not let the hindrances of a “grown-up” world keep us from experiencing the love that Jesus extends to every one of us every day.  Come and receive!
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Tammy Madden - March 28th, 2022 at 2:20pm

“You are invited. I am invited. We are all invited. To come.“ - Thank you, Melodie, for reminding us of both the simplicity and magnitude of Jesus’ invitation to us, to ALL of us.

Ron spruill - March 28th, 2022 at 4:22pm

Thank you Melody. Little children are the best teachers!! Blessings on you today!

Amy Wetmore - March 28th, 2022 at 6:05pm

YES!!! I love this Melodie! We just simply complicate our relationship with Jesus! He never intended it to be that way! Great lesson through the eyes of children!

John Pickens - March 29th, 2022 at 6:26am

What a wonderful reminder! Thank you for your ministry to our youngest worshippers.