The Actions of Jesus

Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. – Mark 10:13,14

The old proverb truly saith that “actions speak louder than words,” and therefore let us review the general ways and manners of the Redeemer. You may gather that He is the most approachable of persons from the actions of His life. He was always very busy, and busy about the most important of matters, and yet He never shut the door in the face of any applicant. Her Majesty’s cabinet have to discuss most important political matters just now, but compared with the work which filled the Savior’s hands and heart, their discussions are mere trifles. Our Master might well have claimed seclusion, but He did not. He sought it but He found none, save only at midnight, when He watched and prayed. No sort of appeal for audience did Jesus frown upon. There were certain mothers in the land, poor simple-minded women, and they took it into their heads one day that they would like to have the Master’s hands put upon the heads of their little ones. So they came, bringing their boys and girls, but some of the disciples said, “The Master must not be disturbed by children; go ye your ways, and take your children back.” But what said He? How different from His followers! He rebuked their harshness, and said, “Suffer the little children to come unto Me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” You see He is a child’s friend. Dear young people, think of that. Jesus does not drive you away, but though He is so great and glorious that all the angels of God worship Him, yet He stoops to hear the prayers and praises of little children. Seek Him now, for those who seek Him early shall find Him. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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