Jesus heals the little children despite the disciples’ attempts to turn them away (Matthew 19:13 – 19:15).
The people of Judea brought little children to Jesus to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples tried to turn them away. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After he placed his hands on the little children and prayed for them, he went on from there. What the story means to us today Children are the perfect picture of a true Christian Jesus tells us the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are like children. In Matthew 18:1, Jesus explained the example that children set for Christians. Children have a kind, accepting, trusting spirit that embodies humbleness and true humility. These traits are stressed throughout the Bible