#LIGHTtheWORLD, Jesus Ministered to Children

Jesus Ministered to Children and So Can You

As we reflect on the babe in swaddling clothes this Christmas, we should also reflect on the actions of the adult Savior, who asked His disciples to “suffer the little children to come unto me.” If He made time for them, so can we.

As a Christmas gift, purchase a picture of Jesus Christ for your child’s room. Teach your child about the Savior’s love for him or her.
Set one night a week aside for just you and your children. Find ideas here.
Ask your children what they think you should pray about as a family.

“13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”

Mark 10: 13–14


Volunteer to tutor local students.
Read with your children Mark 10:13–16 to learn about how Jesus Christ interacted with and loved children.
Sign up to be a mentor for at-risk children.
Make plans to participate with each of your children in a one-on-one activity.
Teach your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew a new skill.
Teach your child how to pray before going to bed.
Make time for family dinner.
Commit to slow down whenever you enter a school zone.
When your children talk to you, stop everything you are doing, and listen.
Visit JustServe.org for more ways to #LIGHTtheWORLD in your community (U.S. and Canada only).#

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