At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Mat 18:1-6 NKJ)
Why did they ask this question, looking for a pat on the back or perhaps a promise of promotion in the age to come? The answer they received was not what they expected—the children. Innocent, trusting, loving, and willing to imitate and learn, all traits of a child. What followed was not expected, a word of warning. Harm any child, and your eternal future could be at risk.
The Bible has always been passionate about caring for the alien, the stranger, the orphan and the widow. As a nation, America has always been a beacon to those hurting and oppressed. However, we now separate the children from illegal immigrants and incarcerate them, separate them from their families, treating them like they are criminals—they are children, 2,000 right now are being kept in camps. If we expect God to bless America, we need to think twice.