~ Matthew 21:14-17 Children’s praise in the temple ~
When Jesus came to Jerusalem, he came to the temple. It was His Father’s house and the place where Jesus showed His authority over His spiritual Kingdom. The temple was to be revered, a place of prayer, and a place of praise. We too should want to go to our Father’s house. It seems we’ve lost some of the specialness of such a place, but it is my hope that we will never forget and never take it for granted. And all children should have the chance to experience the extraordinary grace and love that comes from knowing Jesus. In the middle of our political and selfish chaos of who is right and who is wrong, I hope each of us will continue to do the small things every day to show Jesus’ love, especially to the children. His light will shine through.