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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