As a Little Child
Our Bible study for English speaking Burmese studied Jesus blessing the little children last Sunday. Two themes emerged from the passage. 1) Jesus wants us to make it easy for the children to come to him. 2) Jesus said we must be childlike to come to him. We asked the question, What is it about a child that makes them fit for the kingdom? Here are some thoughts: they are incapable of pride but desirous of approval, they imitate their father, they may do wrong but are malleable to instruction, they are dependent on others (to bring them to Jesus), children are vulnerable, they think in concrete terms not nuance, they need a family to love them, they seek adventure, and they see all things with new eyes. (These are pictures of some of the little children of our Burmese families at First Wesleyan Church).