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Jesus shows His love for children

Examples from the Gospels of Jesus' care for children.
Contributed by Max7.org
Jesus has always had a special place in His heart for children.  <br/>Once Jesus’ followers came to Him and asked, ‘Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ <br/>Jesus called a child to Him and said, ‘I tell you the truth. You must change and become like little children. If you don’t do this, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. The greatest person in the kingdom of heaven is the one who makes himself humble like this child. Whoever accepts a little child in my name accepts me’ (Matthew 18:1–8). – Slide 1
Once when Jesus was teaching a large group of men, some mothers tried to bring their children to Him to bless them. Jesus’ disciples tried to stop them getting through to Jesus. <br/>When Jesus saw what was happening He said, ‘Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to people who are like these little children. I tell you the truth. You must accept God’s kingdom like a little child, or you will never enter it!’ (Luke 18:15-17). – Slide 2
Once Jesus needed to feed a very large crowd of people but no-one had any food. A young boy offered his meal of five loaves of bread and two small fish to Jesus. Jesus used the boy’s meal to feed everyone (John 6:1-13). – Slide 3
Once Jesus learnt that a young girl who was very ill had died. He told her father to have faith in Him. He took the dead girl by the hand and immediately she came back to life. He told her happy parents to give her a meal (Luke 8:40–56). – Slide 4
As Jesus entered a town, he saw the funeral procession of a young man who had died. Jesus came up and touched the coffin and the bearers came to a halt. He said, `Young man, I say to you, arise!’ <br/>The dead young man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother (Luke 7:11-17). – Slide 5
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey the crowds shouted, ‘Hosanna’ and welcomed Him.  But as Jesus went into the temple, which was overlooked by Roman soldiers, the adults stopped praising Jesus and waving palm branches but the children continued to praise Him. – Slide 6
The religious leaders did not want Jesus to be praised. They asked Jesus, ‘Do you hear the things these children are saying?’ <br/>Jesus answered, ‘Yes. Haven’t you read in the Scriptures, ‘God has taught children and babies to sing praises”?’ (Luke 19:28–40, Psalm 8:2). – Slide 7
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