Won't you join me over at For The Family as we take a look at child like faith.
Everywhere Jesus went people followed. Many times large crowds would gather where Jesus was and he would teach and heal and love on them. The disciples didn’t seem to have a problem with this until the moms showed up with their children in tow. This is where they drew the line. Jesus did not need to be bothered with these snotty, little, rug-rats whose attentions span was about the size of a gnat.
Jesus becomes indignant and intervenes with his famous words , “Let the Children come to me.” The disciples dismissal of the children was a dangerous misunderstanding. While most of them may not have been able to understand Christ’s teachings they still needed Jesus and his blessings. They were objects of his love and attention.
Jesus uses this incident as a way to teach the disciples and the people around him something about his Kingdom.
“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
He is not saying that the Kingdom of God is made up of children, but of people of childlike faith. What does that mean? I have heard several suggestions.