Date: Thursday, November 14
Scripture: Luke 18:15-17
Verse: But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” (Luke 18:16)
Allow me to introduce you to Kid President, Robby Novak. Ten-year-old Robby makes inspirational videos where he urges his audience “to make the world more awesome.” He has interviewed the actual President and several other people you know, done a TED talk, and made several viral videos. Oh, and he happens to have osteogenesis imperfecta, sometimes known as brittle bone disease, so in some of the videos he is wearing a cast. I’ve included a sample below (and HERE if you can’t see it below) where Robby’s influence turned this October into Socktober, collecting socks for the homeless. I love every time he says, “That happened!” as if he can’t believe it either.
In Jesus’ day no one would have probably watched a Kid President. Children had no status then. When Jesus instructs the disciples, who were keeping the kids away as the social mores would have suggested, to “Let the little children come,” this is not the photo-op we have turned it into – How many renderings of this story have you seen? This isn’t about cuteness or innocence or even Kid President-like influence. This is a story about the Kingdom of God belonging to those who have no social status or significance. This, in short, is another story about humility.
Those with social status can sometimes come to believe that some activities are beneath them like washing feet, feeding 5,000 hungry people, collecting 5,000 pounds of food, or collecting socks. Nothing is beneath those at the bottom. Humility is recognizing nothing is beneath you.
Prayer: God, give me the mind of a child, and the will to serve. Amen.
Action: Spend some time today getting to know Kid President a little better by watching some of his videos here: Kid President on Soul Pancake
Respond: When has a child inspired you? Or feel free to share your favorite Kid President moment/quote. Answer by clicking “Leave a Comment” below.
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