Day 4: Caring for the littlest but not least among us

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“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him” (Psalms 127:3).

 

Here in the United States and even around the world, children are not valued as they should be. These precious gifts from God are violated through such means of abortion, abuse, and child prostitution. When we talk about speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves, children are part of that group who have been silenced and too often forgotten.

 

“Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest” (Luke 9:48).

 

While the littlest among us are considered the least in the eyes of the world, they are certainly not the least in the eyes and kingdom of God. What’s more is that God is not the only one to value and love little children. Throughout history, many prominent voices have spoken up on behalf of the littlest in our world. Today, let us search the Scriptures and beyond to renew our commitment to love and care for children.

 

Do you have a favorite Scripture or famous quote about children and their value, importance, and worth? Do you have an inspiring story or experience to share that connects compassion and children together? Please share your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to join us tomorrow as we discuss showing compassion in our local community.

 

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2 thoughts on “Day 4: Caring for the littlest but not least among us

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with your post. It’s so sad to me that kids are not valued. I feel like even among “cared for” kids here, sometimes they are just treated as accessories. I love both verses you shared. Those verses are so encouraging! I recently stopped working part time so that I could be a full-time mom to my 1.5 year old son…and now we have a little one on the way (she’ll be here in about 5 months!). Sometimes I run into a lot of negativity about how I’m wasting my life by this decision….but seeing how much God values children just affirms my choice.

    • Hi Hannah,
      I agree with you that kids who are cared for overall are not always cared for holisticly. I think in our culture, many people struggle with thinking they “need” to have children to keep up with their friends’ lifestyles. Andy and I do not have any children yet, and I cannot tell you how many times I’m asked if/when we’ll have children.
      Congrats on your new little one! How exciting! We’re praying for a healthy pregnancy and delivery! Do you have her name picked out or any ideas?
      I believe being a mom is a very high calling, and I applaud you for choosing to care for your precious gifts from God so selflessly. I am so glad that you have been blessed by these Scriptures, and that the Lord used them to affirm your decision.
      Stay in touch, and have a blessed week!

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