Pastor Vern’s Pondering August 2022

Luke 18:15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 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. 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 

Starting the end of month we invite children to hear about Jesus and His love for them during our Children and Worship.  We pray they will grow in their knowledge of Jesus and grow in their love for him.  

However, Jesus turns the learning curve on its head.  He says, “anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”  In other words, children have much to teach adults about the kingdom of God and Jesus’ love.  Children are totally dependent on their caregivers.  In the same way, we are all totally dependent on our Caregiver.

Kris and I love spending time with our grandchildren.  They are growing in stature and personality every year.  Yet, they continue to be totally dependent on their parents to give them everything they need for life:  food, shelter, clothing etc.

Likewise, we are totally dependent on our Heavenly Father for everything we need for eternal life.  May we continue to humbly receive the lifegiving nourishment our Heavenly Father continues to give us.  Jesus says He is the Living Water and the Bread of Life!  We need Him and Him alone for eternal life! 

A Child of God,

Pastor Vern