What society considers the least….

God considers them the greatest.

We could all be very well surprised at who all makes it into the Kingdom of heaven.

From time to time, I am blessed when God sends along those who by society standards, are looked down upon, or considered of little value to society. Maybe it’s because of their mental disabilities. Maybe it is their outward appearance. May be it’s their physical challenges. Never the less, by most, they are considered to be less than normal, and of lessor value in society.

But, then we enter God’s Kingdom. It does not have earthly standards, or earthly values. God’s Kingdom is made up of all those who have the ability, and or, the opportunity to choose Christ as their Savior. This also includes those who by no choice of their own, have mental disabilities, and are unable to use their free-will to choose Christ as Savior. For these blessed ones, God’s grace is shed upon them to enter into His Kingdom. You might look at it as a “free ticket”.

So today, I was blessed as I saw some mentally and physically challenged kids (probably in their teens) coming up the sidewalk towards me. As I was standing there holding out a tract on this corner, they came and most of them smiled and looked at me. One girl took one and was joyfully moving it up and down as if she just had received something of great value. As she walked a couple of feet away, she saw me reach into my pocket and pull out another one to hold out. She turned around and came back to grab the other one.

As I watched her and the others cross the street, she was waving both cards, joyfully crossing the street. My heart was touched by God as to the simplicity found in what she had just done. Yes, she probably didn’t have a clue as to what she had grabbed, but lets not miss the lesson found in her example. She came up simple and unreservedly and took a card. Most people just walk by and don’t bother to even look at what you may be holding.

Say or think what you will, but I believe she was as a little child coming to the Father’s table. I have seen children, 4,5 and 6 years old do the same. They don’t care who’s watching. They don’t care what it is, or what it says. All they see is that it is passed out “freely”. It is freely given to them. They take it because it is being freely given. Their brain, their reasoning doesn’t get in the way of them reaching out and receiving it.

They “come as a little child”. Didn’t Christ teach about this?

“Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  (Lk.18:16-17)

How many are going to miss out on the “Kingdom of God” because they were too proud, too good, too educated, too conceited and too high and mighty?


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