Devotional for Christian Greeters #3 (From Sunday, April 2, 2017) – by Jerome Danner

Jesus Welcomes the Little Children (Pic)

There are times when we are called to perform a specific act in remembrance of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, such as when we take communion,.  When we partake of the holy communion: we think of Jesus’ act of love while He gave His Body and Blood on the Cross for our eternal salvation.  The taking of communion is symbolic as well as a reminder of our Lord, since we are doing it in remembrance of Him.

Well, as Christian greeters, maybe we should call our service of greeting and welcoming others a reminder of how our Lord greeted and welcomed others.  When Jesus welcomed the little children, He did so to put His hands on them and pray for them and remind His disciples that heaven is for these people too.

Matthew 19 - 13-15 Screenshot

So, He was not only inviting them to Himself just to say a greeting and moving them along; He prayed for them and wanted folks to know that they had been given access to  the kingdom of heaven too.

Therefore, let us desire to greet as our Lord greeted: praying for others that we meet and greet and reminding them that they can have or may have access to God’s kingdom too.  They have been made special by Christ.

Let it be so: that when we greet others in Christian love, let us faithfully do so in remembrance of Jesus the Christ.


Published by Jerome Danner

I am a part-time blogger and writer. I have been an educator in the past and worked for a college. I dream a lot about being a lyricist and a full-time writer. When I am not writing, then I am usually chasing after a soon-to-be 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Please feel free to send me your questions, thoughts, and/or comments at:!

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