Offering the gift of Christ at Christmas

Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them he went on from there. Matt 19:13-15

Do you ever marvel at what a gift it is to receive the good news of Christ?

For the past couple of months I’ve been re-reading the gospels. Real slow. In fact, so slowly I’m not even finished with Matthew.

But if there’s anytime to savor God’s Word, it’s now.


The scripture above remind us that the kingdom of heaven is a gift offered and available to all – even those who appear to be insignificant to others.

Jesus placed his hands on them and when he did, he changed the world for these “little ones” and us. Forever.

As we wrap our gifts during the next few days (…if you’re late like me) I challenge you to pray over some “little ones” – people who may be overlooked during this time of year or family members who don’t yet have a relationship with Christ. We never know what kind of heart work God’s done beforehand.  Your prayer person may just be ready to receive the gift and waits for you to offer it.

One of my own wandering daughters is one of the “little ones” on my list. I too, will be offering Christ so I’ll let you know how it goes.

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Hello new friend, thanks for stopping by my blog! Eleven years ago I left my hometown and job in Christian ministry and ran away to live on an island in the southeast. I followed God on a crazy adventure and want to share what I've learned with you. I'm the author of Made for More: Mobilizing Your Faith for Everyday Mission. I hope you like what you read and are inspired to walk with Jesus on your own adventure.

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