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Thursday, July 26, 2012

172 Scriptures Mentioning “Child”—61 - 65.  Prayer at end.

In one Internet search for the word child, 172 passages were listed.
Here are five of them.

It may be interesting to see the context in which this word is placed.  It may be worthwhile to ponder the passage and sort out the meaning of this word among the others in any passage.  It may be surprising how many thoughts will pop up unheralded to stretch our thinking a bit in God’s direction.

Does the word refer to a specific child?  If so, who is it?  What was this child’s place in the world? 

Is the scripture one that brings joy?  Sadness?  Contemplation?
Does “child” refer to the Saviour in some of the entries?
What does “child” mean to you in one passage or another?

In the pro-life world, a child takes a primary center place.  That is where new human life begins, with a child, a baby. 

2 Kings 4:29
Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

2 Kings 4:30
And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.

2 Kings 4:31
And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.

2 Kings 4:32
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
2 Kings 4:34
And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

Lord, direct our thoughts to You as we ponder these sentences from Your word, about children.  Lead us to pray for children – in general, those in the womb, some that we know, our own, our friends’ or neighbors’.  Lead us, Lord, to humble prayer for all children.

Posted by Gail Richardson on 07/26 at 11:00 AM
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