Flourishing Relationships – With Children
In the Kingdom of God, children are not things to be managed or projects to be completed. They are full persons: with emotions, opinions, wills, personalities, and a capacity for relationships as complex as you and me. Children are created in the image of God and contributors to God's glory in our world. In fact, Jesus says that children are a better fit for his kingdom than you or me. If we want to enter God's kingdom, then we need relationships with children.
“Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.””
(Luke 18:15–17 ESV)