map shows the land of Israel when Jesus ministered and the little children
came to him! Jesus had been preaching and traveling through Galilee and
there were many people following him wherever he went. He left Galilee,
crossed the Jordan River, and entered the region of Judea. When he got there
he healed the sick and answered questions that the Pharisees asked him.
After doing those things the Bible says that people brought
their little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on and pray for
them. The disciples were trying to help Jesus travel to the next city, so
they told the children and their parents to leave Jesus alone.
At that moment something beautiful happened--Jesus told his disciples to let
the children come to him because the kingdom of heaven belongs to those like
them! Then Jesus took the time to place his hands on the children before
continuing his journey.
Isn't it special that Jesus would take the time to be with little children
just like you? Next time you're sad, remember that you can always pray to
God because He always wants you to come to Him. And after your prayer,
imagine how much fun it will be to play with Jesus in Heaven someday! We
hope that thought makes you as happy as it makes us!
Matthew 18:10 - Jesus said, "See that you
don't despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their
angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven."
The study of Jesus blessing the little children is very important in the study of the
Bible, let's pray:
Dear Jesus, thank you for coming to this earth to show us
how much you love us and also to teach us the wonderful truth about children,
that we must become like them to enter your kingdom. Their innocence and
acceptance of others, their trust and love is so apparent. Help us to be more
like children and to trust you in everything. In Jesus name… Amen!
Map of Israel When Jesus Blessed the Children, for Bible Study.
Kid's Bible Maps
The Geography of the Bible
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