Some people brought their children to Jesus, so he could place his hands on them and pray for them. His disciples told the people to stop bothering him. But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and don't try to stop them! People who are like these children belong to God's kingdom.” After Jesus had placed his hands on the children, he left.
The best thing parents can do for their children is to bring them to Jesus and let Him put His hands on them!
Good parents want to give good gifts to their children. It is wonderful when parents can give their children a stable home in which to live, a good education, and instruction on how to live as a productive member of society. But the greatest gift of all and the one that makes all the difference is JESUS!
If you can give your children nothing else, give them Jesus. Let them see you relate to, commune with, and depend on Jesus for everything in your life. Make sure that Jesus is not an imaginary person in your home, but rather the center of all that is going on.
Of course, giving your children other blessings is good, but if you have given Jesus to your children and He has put His hands on them, then you have succeeded as a parent!
In the End, and there will be an End, nothing else matters! What is the advantage if you are the richest person in the world and still you spend Eternity separated from God?
Pray for your children or children yet to be born, and for those of us who are older, grandchildren that Jesus will put His hands on them and never let go. Pray that the Love of Christ will engulf them and control every moment of every day that they live on this earth! When Jesus controls the heart of a child, the body grows older, but the heart remains like a child forever!
"Lord Jesus, give me once again the heart of a child. And Lord, put Your hands on my life. Amen."