Sunday, May 1, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward” Psalm 127:3.

When we go through the scriptures we find that Jesus loved children. In Matthew 19:14 we see the disciples rebuked the children who were brought to Jesus so that He might put His hands and pray for them. But Jesus replied, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Throughout the Holy Bible we see several families which lacked children. God was so compassionate that he understood the hurt they were going through and blessed them with children. Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 11:30), Isaac and Rebekah (Genesis 25:21), Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29:31), Manoah and his wife (Judges 13:2), Elkanah and Hannah (1 Samuel 1:2), Zacharias and Elizabeth (Luke 1:7) were all blessed with children. And needless to say their offspring were great men of God.

I have accompanied my Pastor several times to pray for people who lacked children. And most of them received as Hannah received Samuel. I remember on May 20, 2008 a couple who are related to me received their baby girl after nineteen years. Nothing is impossible to God. They had done several tests and lost a good amount of money but finally came to Jesus to receive their baby girl. Psalm 128:3 says, “Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.”

Children are a blessing from the Lord. Jesus at one time told His disciples in Matthew 18:3, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Be Blessed!

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