172 Scriptures Mentioning “Child”  111 – 115 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?

1.  Matthew 2:21
And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
2.  Matthew 10:21
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
3.  Matthew 17:18
And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
4.  Matthew 18:2
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
5.  Matthew 18:4
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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.           

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