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The verse has been before me for just about two weeks …

“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left”Â (Matthew 19:14, NLT).

Sometimes it takes a red letter Bible to drive the point home. These words came out of the mouth of Jesus. They were meant as a correction to the disciples, who were annoyed that the children had been brought to Jesus.

The flannelgraph pictures come flooding back to mind ”“ the ones of Jesus sitting on a large stone, gathering the children around Him. A child sits on His lap, others encircle Him as He speaks words of blessing over them, and a smile is always fixed on Jesus’ face. Always.

The photos come into my phone, usually in the early morning hours due to the time zones. They never cease to amaze me””and may they always continue to do so.

He’s a young man, unmarried, and with a heart full of love for the children. A love only Jesus can deposit and keep alive.

Won’t you join me at The Lulu Tree to continuing reading about Joel Lutaaya, our Co-Director in Uganda, and the beautiful impact he is having on the children in Uganda.

We’d be honored to have you join us in praying for our teen mamas and their babies for 31 days? Download the Prayer PDF HERE.

Today I am joining … Trekking Thru the Week and Unite and #RaRaLInkup and Grace Full Tuesday and Tell His Story .