Some boys and girls just like you came to see Jesus.
But someone said, “You’re too little. Jesus can’t talk to you.”
Were they right?
This engaging retelling of little children coming to Jesus from Mark 10 v 13-16 teaches pre-school children that you’re never too little to be God’s friend.
Notes for Parents:
This story comes from Mark 10 v 13-16. The disciples wanted to stop people bringing their children to Jesus, but this is what he said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (v 14-15, NIV)
Jesus wants us to be his friends, and to follow him as King of our lives (that’s what “receiving the kingdom of God” means). But you don’t have to pay to enter God’s kingdom, and you can’t earn it by being good. As this story tells us, “You don’t have to be a great, big, super-good, important person to be God’s friend”. Instead it’s like a little child getting a present. It’s a free gift.
Jesus welcomes everyone who comes to him like a child and puts their trust in him.:
About the author:
Stephanie Williams is a writer and illustrator, as well as working as a graphic designer and artistic director for graphic design agency Tiger Finch Creatives, which she founded with her husband, Daniel. She lives with Daniel and their three extremely mischievous little boys in Reading, UK. She loves philosophy and apologetics, and enjoys putting the Bible into everyday language through stories, articles, or quirky animations for social media. She grew up in Asia and loves being part of international projects around the world through her graphic design work. In her spare time she enjoys helping out at school and assisting the boys with their weird and wonderful artistic creations.