Jesus Loves Children
By Raymond Elliott
The lines were very long as we waited for our groceries to be checked. The Hispanic family right in front of us consisted of a lady with two of her children and a nephew who she was raising. The small girl sitting in the buggy was so cute. The boys were ages eight and nine and were fine looking children. The older boy looked me straight in the eye and said, “I don’t speak English,” and then he smiled from ear to ear. He was so cute and his beautiful smile and his childish humor reminded me so much of one of our grandsons who lives in
While we were waiting we
also did a lot of visiting
with this family. Of course the boys spoke good English. They said that
just assumed that they spoke Spanish instead of English because of
physical appearance. In just a few minutes our hearts were touched by
beautiful children. The mother said that they were moving back to
I pray regularly that all of our grandchildren might come to know Jesus as their Savior. As Christians, we should support monetarily and morally every effort to evangelize the world with the message of salvation, made possible through the death of the dear Son of God. You see the faces of the innocent children on television who have been devastated by the various natural disasters that have occurred recently, and you want the very best for them. The very best for them would be that they could be brought up in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
the accounts of
A Child to Love
You can have your wealth and riches All the things so many seek,
Position, power, and success, The fame you long to keep.
You can earn as much as you wish, Reach a status high above,
But none of these can equal Having one sweet child to love.
‘Tis the greatest gift from heaven, Little arms that hold you tight,
And a kiss so soft and gentle When you tuck them in at night.
A million precious questions And each story often read,
Two eyes so bright and smiling, And a darling tousled head.
God has never matched the goodness Of a trusting little face,
Or a heart so full of laughter Spreading sunshine every place.
A child to hold and cuddle, ‘Tis a gift from God above,
And the world is so much brighter When you have a child to love.