One of the most significant words in the teaching of Jesus, is that in which he gives his command concerning the care of the children.
He asked Peter a question, ”Do you love me?” and when he got a satisfactory answer, he said to him, ”Feed my lambs.”
He had in mind the figure of a shepherd. David had sung, ”The Lord is my shepherd.” Jesus himself had used the figure to describe his own tender watchfulness over God people.
They are his sheep. The children are the lambs. The word used here means, ”little lambs.” This suggests that the very youngest children are included. They were infants that were once brought to Jesus, whom the disciples would have kept away, but whom he welcomed so warmly, saying ”Allow the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not.”
This book will help people teach children in Sunday School and in ministries dedicated to teaching children.