Mark 10:13-16 “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.”
Have you ever wondered what might have been going through the minds of the Disciples as they kept the little children from getting to Jesus. Were they thinking that He was too important to bother with children? Maybe they would be too loud and interrupt Christ’s teaching. Were they worried that the children might make a mess that they would have to clean up? We could wonder all day but this much we know, the Disciples had very strong feelings against those children getting to Jesus.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and Jesus still wants the little children to come to Him. He still is “much displeased” when we in someway stand in their way of coming to Him. Certainly children can be loud, interrupt formality and make messes, but none of those things should stop us as believers from allowing them to come to Jesus. In a sense, we ought to roll out the red carpet and clear all obstructions within the church to get children to Jesus. Just remember that children are special to Jesus and He says, “Suffer [allow] the little children to come unto me.”