- The laying on of hands was a common way of communicating something from God to the person concerned.
- It is the desire of every believing parent that God will bless their children and it is also the duty of every believing parent to bring their children before God and to teach them to live a Christian life.
- “Train up the young man in the way he should go, and he will not turn aside from it when he is old.” (Proverbs 22:6).
- The fact that the disciples turned the children away reveals that they had not understood the order of the kingdom of God; the last shall be first and the first shall be last (Mark 10:31).
- Jesus does not urge us to have a “childlike” faith, but to be “like a child”.
- Children trust their parents completely, are totally dependent on their parents, believe everything about their parents and willingly hand over all their problems to their parents. We should relate to God in the same way.
- Children do not believe that they have to earn what their parents give, but assume that their parents give them what they need. In the same way, we should not try to earn the kingdom of God but gratefully receive the good things we get.