15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
A little child is very accepting, takes teaching by faith in the One
Who teaches him, tends to be affectionate and loving,
Both giving and receiving love,
Accepts authority from the One he trusts,
Has a willingness to share his possessions,
Excited, even giddy to share what he has learned,
Eager to quote the wisdom and words of
His Father(or Mother)
Protects and cares for his younger siblings,
Exercises bragging rights about his Father and Mother,
Authoritatively proclaiming them
the best there ever was!
He is an optimist about things to come,
trusting they will come about favorably,
for his Father says so!
The child always protects,
To be born of the spirit is much like – being born again! Anew. Very like a little child with a new source of love and wisdom.