Jesus loves the little children. And this I know because the Bible tells me so.
~”But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”~Luke 18:16, NIV~
I currently work at a daycare in Alpharetta, GA. I am an assistant teacher for toddlers. Even though I have worked here for a short period of time so far, I know that Jesus gave me a serving heart for these children. I feed them. I change their diapers. I play with them outside. I teach them. I give them hugs and many other things as I share the love of Christ with them. And it is these things that I do with great joy in the Holy Spirit.
~”for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”~Nehemiah 8:10, ESV~
These little ones bring me tidings of great joy that cannot be replaced in the Holy Spirit. Their smiles remind me of the innocence of Jesus Christ as He can relate to these precious ones through His humility.
Jesus humbled Himself to serve children throughout the New Testament Gospels. I love the New Living Translation of the Gospel of Matthew 19:14 because the words of Jesus command us to not stop the children from coming to Him. To command us not to stop them are powerful words from my Lord and Savior.
~”But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”~Matthew 19:14, NLT~
Because Jesus said to not stop the children from coming to Him, I won’t let them stop coming to me. In fact, I want to come to me so that they can enter into Jesus Christ and His heart as a result of His love that I show them through me.
It is by the power of the Holy Spirit of God that I am able to share the love of Christ with these precious children daily. It is with His hands that I can carry out acts of service to these children as I change diapers, feed, them, and hold them in my arms. It is with these feet He anointed me with that I go to the daycare that He handpicked me to be there daily.
I go to the daycare so that I can be Jesus to these children. Each child there are little bundles of blessings and I love them very much because of the love Christ has for me. And it is with a loving and serving heart that I go to the daycare in order to be light to them.
Even though the task God has assigned me to be light to these children is not easy at times, I know that Jesus wants me to be here. He is preparing me for great things by being here and it is with His Truth I trust Him for it. Even the children are light to me as Jesus is using them to fill me up with His light.
I thank God that Jesus is my Savior and that by His power I can be a shining light in the daycare for these little ones. I thank God for being here so that His Holy Spirit can empty me of anything that is not of God and His Kingdom for these little ones’ sake. I thank God that Jesus is effectively using me daily. Praise Him!!
I now want to take a moment to pray for all mothers and fathers of children and children. Let us pray!:
Thank You for consistently using me to be a bright light in the daycare. I thank You that You are using my story to be a testimony and light for mothers and fathers of children. Thank You for every mother and father, who Your Holy Spirit has blessed with children. I pray that the ministry of every mother and father is fruitful and that it multiplies as You effectively use them to be the light of Jesus as well as His Example to their children. I pray that the children of every household follows the Example of Jesus as their parents show them the Way. I pray that all children of Your Kingdom are effectively refined, go, and grow into not just disciples, but disciple-makers of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. I pray that all families, who are reading this blog post, are touched not just because it is a sweet story. I pray that they are touched by Your Holy Spirit as You make every family household that is reading this blog post into commissioners of what You order everyone on this earth to do: to go, to baptize, and to teach Your Word to the nations. Bring the Great Commission to every nation on earth and do not stop until Your Holy Spirit says, “It is finished.” I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you! ❤