What do you when the news is talking about you? What is there to be done when you can identify with a complete strangers’struggle? Well, all that depends on who you are. If you are an examiner, you write about it!
Bishop Marvin L. Winans and the Perfecting Church were drug into the news on last week as member and unwed mother Charity Grace was denied the privilege of her child being a part of the church baby dedication service this past Sunday.
What is disturbing about this is that the children get left out, prompting me to ask this question: “Why Can’t the Children Come?"
In Matthew 19:14 Jesus rebuked his disciples and uttered these famous words: “…Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
The church bears the responsibility to receive all people especially children regardless of the circumstances surrounding their conception.
A parent’s decision to bring a child to Christ (not the church, nor the Pastor) is the BEST decision they can make for their child. Amazingly, Jesus didn’t inquire or challenge the parents when they brought their children to Him. Many children were brought to Him for healing and miracles, but these parents merely wanted Christ’s blessing over their children.
Many today are troubled about the conception; but for those parents, the inception of Christ’s blessing was paramount!
Keep the main thing the main thing…FOCUS!
In Luke 10:41, Jesus answers Martha in her criticism of her sister Mary. Jesus answered her, saying: “Martha, Martha thou art careful and troubled about many things, whereas but one thing is needful." In this case, what is that one thing? That one thing that is needful is seeing that the children have an unimpeded path to Christ!
To read Fred's full article, please visit the post on the SoulProsper Media Group website. You can also hear Fred's teaching on this on the SoulProsper Radio Show Monday October 21 at 8 pm CST and Wednesday October 23 at 1 pm CST.