Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Throughout the New Testament, Jesus is shown as compassionate and loving toward children. It’s refreshing actually. He always stood up for them. You can just picture him sitting down near them, gathering them around him, and telling them stories. And oh the stories He could tell!
Children in today’s society, however, are growing up way too fast. They know things by the age of eight or nine that we didn’t know until we were sixteen or seventeen back in the day. That cannot be healthy for them or for society as a whole. I’m afraid we have failed to diligently protect their innocence.
But all is not lost. You see, we can pray for them.
If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews, pray for them by name. Pray that they’ll remain innocent from the our society’s vileness and moral decay. Pray that they will call out to God in their time of need. Pray as if their lives depended on it.
It’s the very least we can do. And the most.