Friday, December 14, 2012

Jesus loves the little children

The church in which I spent most of my childhood baptizes children. They use a baptismal font that is carved out of a large rock.  This font is always in the church.  It is located one side of the front of the sanctuary,

It stands about four feet high.  It has six sides.  On each  of the six sides is carved a three-dimensional picture of one scene in the day of a child.  On one side, a child is reading a book.  On another side, a child is playing.  On another side, a girl, wearing a long nightgown, is carrying a lit candle.

When some of Jesus' disciples tried to stop some children from running towards him, he said these words.  They are carved into the top of the stone baptismal font in that church:

Suffer the little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not,
for of such is the Kingdom of God.

This song cannot replace dead children, but it may comfort you.