A Blessing – Jesus blessed children

How appropriate that at Vacation Bible Camp last week, on Thursday and on Friday, all of the kids received a blessing. And at Sunday’s Cool for our Rotation in July, we’ve been talking about the story of Jesus blessing the children (Mark 10:13-16). This means that (perhaps) your children have been exposed to what a blessing is and it’s the perfect time for you to start offering a blessing regularly!

A crew leader from VBC blesses one of her crew

What was it like when Jesus blessed the children? We aren’t given too many details, but imagine this scene:  Jesus has said to his disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them.” So the kids, urged on by their parents, come over to Jesus.  He welcomes them. He gets down on their level. He talks with them; listens to their replies.  They warm to him.

Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them (Mark 10:16).

It was common in Bible times to lay hands on the head of the person being blessed and to say words that spoke of God’s love and destiny for the child. What sort of blessing did Jesus offer? We aren’t told. But perhaps it could have been one that you can give to your child. Try this. Say your child’s name and…

Jesus calls you his forever friend.

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