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Scripture — Luke 18:15-17

People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it.  But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”


Dear Lord,

Sometimes we might find ourselves in the disciples’ shoes, screening who should or should not be able to come to you.  We might even think at times that we ourselves aren’t worthy enough to come to you.  But you welcome all, including the little children.   Help us to toss aside our reserve and to run to you, arms outstretched, so like a parent to a child, you might swing us through the air and into your loving arms.  Amen