“Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.”  Mark 10:13-14

Some late comers attended the Wednesday Good News Program for village children.

The eyes of one little boy lit up with joy. “Madam, are you saying we can have everything for only ten rocks?”

Halting in my tracks I stared at the child. What a great promise. Receive everything for only ten rocks? I’d snatch up a trade like that one.

I smiled. “Yes for every ten rocks you will receive a gift. It will be a bar of soap, water bottle, needle and thread, tennis ball, notebook or ink pen.”

Another child grinned. “You mean I can exchange ordinary rocks for all these important items?”

I nodded. “Yes, but the rocks must be as large as grapefruits.”

Not one child hesitated. Everyone dashed off helter-skelter to stony hills, barren fields and river beds to collect rocks.

The faith of a child can be daunting. Would you trust a stranger to give you articles you wanted in exchange for rocks? If we stopped questioning the Lord and believed our Heavenly Father to provide everything we need, without hesitation and doubts, perhaps we would run to obey Him.

“Let the little children come to me. For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Have a great week,



About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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