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…Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. –Mark 10:14
Long ago I saw through eyes of innocence;
My first response was always to believe.
But when I took my first few steps beyond the garden fence,
I wondered how I could be so naive.
The things I thought I’d always see were suddenly all gone;
The purest love had somehow been defiled.
Some words which lingered I could hardly put my finger on,
Just something I remembered as a child:
“Suffer the little children to come to Me, to come to Me
“And forbid them not,” is what Jesus said.
I pray like a little child to be, I pray like a little child to be.
Then I knew that Jesus saw me just the same
As little children precious in His sight.
I almost had forgotten till I rested in His name
Just how it was to sleep so well at night.
The guilt I thought I’d always feel was suddenly all gone;
The purest love had somehow been restored.
The peace which guards my heart now I can’t put a value on,
Now that I am His child and He’s my Lord.
All songs copyright 2001 by Rod Mackert / ItzaboutHim Music