Note to all panicking parents: Jesus never turned one away. In the story of Jairus, Jesus made the father’s prayer his top priority. He heeded the concern in the parent’s heart.
He will do the same for ours. After all, our kids were His kids first. “Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy?” (Psalm 127:3, The message, a paraphrase). When you look at your children, you look at God’s most generous endowment. They upstage any divine grace he give. Before they were yours, they were His. Even as they are yours, they are still His.