“Save Now!” God Honors the Prayers of Children

For You From The Word

“Do you hear what these children are saying?” the Jewish leaders asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, ‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?”
(Matthew 21:16)

For You To Think About

On the Sabbath prior to the Passover, children ran through Jerusalem’s streets, cheering as Jesus entered the city on the back of a donkey.

children praying form Compassion International

Image: Compassion

“Hosanna!” they shouted. It was a Hebrew expression that once meant “Save us!” but now was used as an exclamation of praise.

Jewish leaders challenged Jesus about the ruckus the children created in the temple area on that day we now call Palm Sunday. He simply responded, “From the lips of children and infants, God has ordained praise.”

God honors the worship of children. Their praise is pure. That’s one more reason to value the life of every single child God creates.

For You To Pray

Loving Father, thank You for creating every new life. Help me praise You with the same purity modeled by the children of Jerusalem. Amen.

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