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Mark 10.13-16   And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me—do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.  

Let the little children come As Jesus taught the people, the message that Jesus preached so moved them that they began to bring their children to him so that they were not left out of this glorious ministry.  They put their children within Jesus reach.  They wanted the blessing of God, the mark of godliness, and the truth that they heard to imprint their children.  They brought their children to be touched by Him, held by Him and influenced by Him.  

The disciples thought “Jesus doesn’t have time for children”; “This is not the place for children”  “This kingdom stuff is for adults only.”  How wrong they were!  Jesus rebuked them and took a child and placed him on his lap, laid his hands on him and blessed him.   

Jesus still says today, “Bring the little children to me”!  Children need providers, protectors, teachers, coaches and advocates.   In the face of failure and dysfunction of the family in our culture, we must rise to the occasion and bring the gospel as an answer to our children.  They must know that they can live in the loving presence of a God who cares in spiritual and practical ways.  

For this purpose, Lighthouse Kids! will host Vacation Bible School on July 17-19.  We want to bring as many children as possible to attend this outreach event so that Jesus can get his hands on them—so they can be held by him and receive His blessing.  We want the children of Sonoma to know there is a God who loves them and that they are within His reach.  

want to encourage everyone at Lighthouse to make the time to “bring the little children” to Jesus during this event.  Do whatever you can to invite, to pray, to give and to volunteer!  Everyone can do something to contribute to the touch of the Lord on our children.   

To get involved, contact Jodie Weaver at (707) 766-4686.   

Pastor Deena

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