People were coming.
We can’t blame them. We would want to go too. Here was this amazing Man with mighty miracles taking place wherever He was. The teaching was different, powerful, and heart piercing. Crowds gathered. The disciples tried to be a buffer.
“People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘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.’” Luke 18:15-17
Little children, infants were brought to have Jesus touch them. These children may not have had the ability to discern Who it was that was laying His hand on their heads. But what was the impact?
There is a longing inside of every individual to know the Eternal God. People mistake it for something else and go searching in all kinds of places. But nothing can satisfy that need except knowing the Lord. It is Christ alone who can fill our lives. The King of Kings was touching them and He said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them...”
We have to wonder, who did these children that Jesus touched grow up to be?
Did they become the mighty men and women of God that built the Kingdom and stood against the persecution of the first century? It is a powerful thing, this touch from Jesus. When we bring our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or neighbors to places where they can be touched by Jesus such as Bible classes, church, small groups, children’s events, home Bible studies, who will they grow up to be?