Do you have a child-like faith?

9:48 Luke “Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” (NIV)

Jesus continued to cast out demons as He healed people. He also saw that the disciples were debating who among themselves about who would be greatest. Jesus knew this and wanted them to understand His definition of greatness. He pointed to a child and stated that the ‘least among you all who is the greatest’. He needed them to see that service to others and a child-like faith are essential to show greatness in His kingdom.

Please send along this verse to friends on social media. Ask how they would define greatness in our world. Ask if they would ever point to a little child as an example of greatness. See what they say. Then let them know why Jesus used the example of a child to help the disciples to see what greatness looks like to God. Give them the Good News that He died for them. Continue to Take Time For God’s Word© each day or as you hear of someone as the greatest or at 9:48 am or pm. This is a verse card that you may want to print out and to carry with you. As you take it out, consider your own actions to see if you have been looking at greatness incorrectly. We are seeing during the pandemic that ‘everyday people’ are some of the greatest as ‘essential workers’. The athletes, movie stars, etc. that we thought of as greatest… they are not counted as ‘essential’ to our daily lives. Seek to be among the humble with a child-like faith in the only one who died for you!

We offer prayers for all the groups and organizations that provide for the adoption services around the country. We pray for Evangelical Child and Family Agency (Wheaton, IL) for their services and support to families in the northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin areas. They have been a blessing to adoptive families and to those who may give up their child to be adopted. Support them if you can. Help out the adoptive families wherever you are able. Stay blessed in ALL that you do. Pass it on to those who seek greatness and show them what greatness is in God’s eternal plan.

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