“After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing out on the road?” But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.” Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.” Mark 9:33-37 NLT
Good morning DearOne,
Some of you have seen this picture that I robbed from our Holly’s post. Our sweet baby Liv is a mighty mess and she, Levi, and Holly have shared their news of a new arrival coming in June. We are on the edge of our seats – so excited! What is it about a baby that changes everything? All that really matters becomes so very clear!
As I was reading this passage in Mark 9, with keeping Christmas in mind, it also becomes so clear as to why Christ came to us as a baby. In so doing, He showed us how to take that last place & be the servant of everyone else. With tenderness and open arms we tend to the needs of others … just how we welcome a little child into our family!
We hold them close,
we embrace them wholeheartedly,
we love away their discomforts,
we feed them,
we allow their schedules to take priority,
we serve them and see the face of the Christ Child in their own.
We welcome them.
May you and I always welcome Christ into each & every day of our lives as we would welcome a newborn baby. May we welcome Him into our activities,
& in all that we do.
In so doing, we also welcome the Father.
Today, I am reminded that He put a little child among them.
Be servant minded.
Welcome Christ in.