“Let the little children come to Me,” Jesus said. “And do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). This is a simple, but surprisingly complex command to follow in some countries. Many governments actively restrict Christianity, often targeting the children.
Children who are raised on the Gospel become threats to the atheism and false religions that infect world powers. Rooted in truth, these kids can simultaneously mature spiritually and physically. They grow up seeing the world in terms of God’s love, strength, justness, and mercy. They spread peace, joy, and wisdom wherever they go and are hated for it. Great nations live in fear of the little children who come to Jesus.
That’s why one Muslim nation made it illegal for adults to share the Gospel with minors. In order to stay in the country, GlobalFingerprints workers have to respect the laws of that nation. But those manmade laws have not succeeded in smothering God’s commands.
No one has ever told “Rebecca” the Gospel directly, but she is always able to stay in the room while GlobalFingerprints workers share God’s truth with her mother. She soaks up everything she hears with wonder and enthusiasm and clings to every Bible story she hears. And although adults can’t evangelize to minors, kids can share the Gospel with other kids. With bright belief, Rebecca shares everything she learns with her Muslim friends.
Paul writes that “neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39). Legislation cannot restrain God’s truth and love. Regardless of how those in authority try to suppress the Gospel, the little children will come to Him.