I recently heard a Christian comedian talk about this scene in the Bible…
“And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not; for to such belongeth the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:13, 14 ASV
He said that due to most artists this scene is depicted as Jesus sitting with children around him, maybe one in His lap…the children behaving, nice and clean. But according to the comedian this isn’t so. It is his opinion that the children were dirty and climbing all over Jesus.
I think I agree!
I thought about Lil’ Hunkie and our normal day to day routine. When he’s in play mode, we usually have several moments of wrestling and tickling and him climbing all over me or his daddy. The image of Jesus playing with children like we play with Lil’ Hunkie makes me smile, does my heart good. I know Jesus to be relatable. And this new image of Jesus and the little children makes Him even more so.
Thank you Mr. Comedian!
And thank you Lord for loving your children and enjoying them, rather they are clean, prim and proper or dirty, and wanting to play!