Indignant

The beautiful story of Jesus blessing the children is found in all three of the synoptic
gospels, but Mark’s unique account records that Jesus became indignant and rebuked His
disciples for preventing the children from coming to Him.  Can you imagine Jesus being
indignant?

Indignant is a strong word that describes a powerful emotion.  Indignation is a special
kind of anger.  It comes from a belief or feeling that someone is being treated unfairly.  The
disciples were treating the children unfairly.  They were discriminating against them by not
allowing them to come to Jesus, and that made Jesus furious.  How could these men, who had
spent so much time with Him, not know His heart on that issue?

There is no more honorable service, with the greatest potential for impact, with the
most amount of good, than to bless a helpless child.  C.S. Lewis, that great theologian and
author, once said “Children are not a distraction from more important work.  They are the most
important work.”

​Take Away: Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.

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