Do Not Hinder Them

Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me and do not hinder them for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Elsewhere he said, “If you would see God’s Kingdom you must humble yourself and become as a child.” Regarding these passages, I recently began to wonder if among the children we must not hinder are the ones that live within our own soul. If this is true, then part of the process of maturity is finding these children and leading them to Jesus. These children are the ones who were abandoned at the site of brokeness and sin, the ones who were left behind while the rest of ourselves moved on with the rest of the world. We must find these children, acknowledge them as part of us, and lead them into his presence, for then the spell of our adult illusions will be shattered, and the places where we were broken will begin to heal, and we will begin to see God’s Kingdom all around us.

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