Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bethany Bullet - January 27, 2015

Reading inflection is difficult apart from context.  In a tweet, an email or a text it can be tough at times to tell if an author is being sarcastic or comedic...true in a Bullet too.  IS THE AUTHOR ANGRY or did the all-caps tab accidentally get pressed?

Matthew, Mark and Luke all record an event in which parents are bringing their children to Jesus and the disciples seek to detour them.  When, Jesus says, "Let the little children come to me." 

Was he fed up with the chore but reluctant to end it?  Was he frustrated with folk who didn't mind bothering him and interrupting the important work he had to do?  Context provides the answer.  "Don't hinder them for to these belongs the kingdom of God."

What the authors of the gospels are telling us is that there is nowhere Jesus would rather be than with His children, that we are those children and that our children are His! 

Therefore bringing our children to the Lord's house and bringing Him into our homes are among the most important things we can do!

- Pastor Kevin Kritzer


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