I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, "Children are to be seen, and not heard."
In the world of Jesus’ day, children were neither seen nor heard. They were of no value to most people. So, when children were brought to Jesus, and the disciples rebuked those who brought children to Him, the disciples were merely reflecting the attitude of people towards children in the ancient world.
When Jesus, in turn, rebuked the disciples, and said, "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God," He was actually turning the tables upside down in that society. He declared children were of importance, simply as children. Jesus reminded us that children have worth. Children are precious in the sight of God.
Here in this inner city, and in every city in America, we allow children to attend some of the worst schools, live in the filthiest and most unsafe neighborhoods, and then we pay millions of dollars to study these children, to find out why they don't have any principles and values, and why they lack a moral compass.
Friend, we may not have given birth to these children in our inner cities and slums, but be assured of this: these children are our responsibility! We cannot ignore them! And let me give you fair warning – these children will soon grow into adults, and then all of us will be forced to deal with them.
I need your help to expand our ministries to these children. We must tell them that God loves them, and has a plan for their lives. 1-844-FJM-FOOD is our toll-free number to help precious hungry, homeless children. You may use a credit card or EFT, when you phone or when you donate online, http://fjm.org/donate.
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and don’t forbid them.”
Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)