Children can be delightful, gifts of God, but also at times so maddeningly irritating! In true W.C. Fields fashion (“Go away, kid, you bother me!”) – the disciples of Jesus tried to shoo away the irritating little “pests.” The only problem with this is that children – and those who become like little children in their simple faith and trust – are the ones who actually will enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:1-5,10; Mark 10:13-16)! This plaque – a beautiful reminder of this bracing truth – is a most fitting gift for all who work with children in schools, nurseries, hospitals, Head Start programs, and Sunday School classes.
A Solid Bronze Plaque to Honor Those Who Help Children
Measuring 7.7 inches high and 6.5 inches wide, this solid bronze plaque hangs easily on any wall in the school, home, church, or office. This solid bronze plaque – conceived and cast in Germany by a master bronze-smith of world renown – honors the selfless generosity and dedication of all who teach and serve “the least among us” – the children in our schools, churches, clinics, hospices and hospitals, and in so many other places as well.
“Don’t go away, kid, I need to become like you!”
So often down through the ages – practically in every place and in every culture – children were “to be seen, but not heard.” Jesus puts children front and center. Not only are they to be seen and heard, they are to be emulated! When asked who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God, Jesus replied: Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me (Matthew 18:3-5).