Red Letter Challenge – Day 24

October 3 – Day 24

“Let the little children come to me.” – Matthew 19:14

Matthew 5 contains Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount and in that sermon He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  The poor in spirit recognize they aren’t perfect, feel genuinely sorry for it, and receive the grace of Jesus to make them perfect.  Children are really good examples of how to be poor in spirit and so in this way they are a model for us.

Time and time again Jesus mentions how important children are in His ministry.  It’s important that as we are doing the Red Letter Challenge, we invite our children or grandchildren to come along with us.  The principles we are learning and the themes we are putting into practice are things every child should know.  We have a responsibility to model to our children what God’s love looks like on a daily basis.

Challenge: Serve a child who is in your life today and let this child know how important he or she is to you.

God’s Blessings,
Pastor Bill

Today’s devotion came from the book, “Red Letter Challenge,” by Zach Zehnder, pages 150-153.