People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. -Mark10:13-16
Children are adorable to Jesus. God’s word says a lot about love of Heavenly Father for children.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. -Psalms 127:3-5 ESV
Children are innocent, free from any sort of greed, envy, and desires. All they want is love and care from their elders. They are pure at heart. Jesus lives in their pristine, unspoilt heart. That’s why, our Heavenly Father preserves a great affection towards children. He commands us to take care of them and give them a future worth looking up to. Children are indeed an important part of God’s kingdom.
If you go through the Holy book, Bible, you would get to know what God’s word says about His love for children. We have curated some versus depicting His unconditional love for children.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. -1 John 4:4
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. – (Matthew 18:10 ESV)
In obedience to the Word of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome created an organisation dedicated to helping indigent children in all aspects. In pursuit of his objectives, The InnerCity Mission for Children, a faith-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), striving towards breaking the cycle of child poverty by providing indigent children with education, food and shelter was birthed.
The NGO runs different child development, care & support programs to help children who are deprived from the necessities required to live a proud life.
Make this Christmas season worth celebrating for these young ones by contributing towards constructing a great future for those indigent, hapless children. To contribute towards the future of children, visit christembassy.org, today. God bless you.