CHILDREN - HERE'S A MESSAGE FOR YOU!
By Rodney W. Francis
Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world;
Red and yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight;
Jesus loves the little children Of the world.
YES, Jesus loves every boy and girl. When here upon earth — before He was taken into heaven — He said, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me; for of such is the kingdom of God . . . and He took them up in His arms, and put His hands on them, and blessed them"(Mark 10:14-16 ).
Jesus loves the children especially, because He knows they will soon be men and women, making this world either better or worse as a result of their influence.
All the sorrow and misery of the world has come because of sin and disobedience to God's laws of love and righteousness.
When children open their hearts to Jesus and let Him come into their lives, they become a joy to their parents and to their teachers. Most of all, their own hearts will be full of joy and happiness. What a happy place this world would be if all boys and girls had Jesus in their hearts — and kept Him there through all their adult years as well. But little children are born into a very sinful world, a world that is paying no attention to what God has said to us in His Book, the Bible. God tells us there that "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23 ).
"All we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way" (Isaiah 53:6 ).
You see, sin is just having our own way, refusing to obey our parents and teachers, or what God has told us in His Word to do. This disobedient nature often shows up early in little boys and girls — and will continue to keep its hold on our life until we invite the Lord Jesus to come and live in our heart.
God tells us in His Word: "The soul that sins, it will die (eternally)," and that means eternal punishment. BUT — and we want you to know this — "But God commends His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8 ).
What wonderful love the Father in heaven had for us (He still loves you very dearly), to send His pure, Holy Son, Jesus Christ, down into this world to die on the Cross for us, so that we who are guilty of eternal punishment can not only go free, but have His eternal life in our hearts ... if we believe and receive Him as our very own Saviour.
YOU must decide for yourself whether Christ is going to rule in your heart and life -- and the sooner you decide for Christ, the more God can bless and make you a blessing in this world.
Will YOU pray right now and ask the Heavenly Father to forgive you for all your sin? Tell Him you do believe Jesus died in your place -- that you want Him to come in and give you a new, clean heart -- a heart for Jesus to live in always. Ask Him to help you to always do good and never bad things. He will never fail you. Say "YES" to Jesus today.
I am so glad that the Father in Heaven,
Tells of His Love in the Book He has given.
Wonderful things in the Bible we see --
This is the dearest that Jesus loves me.