Reading: Matthew 18:1-8
“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (vv.5-6).
Is there a child waiting to be welcomed into the world or into your home? If we do so in Jesus’ name, we are welcoming Jesus himself. Are we in a position to make a difference in a child’s life? Then let us do so. They belong to the kingdom of heaven, thus Jesus desires that they are not led into sin—let us not sow hurt, anger, pain, resentment, hate and bitterness into their little hearts.
“Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!” (v.7)