Jesus Loves Our Children

    “Jesus Loves Our Children,” Liahona, October 2019

    Jesus Loves Our Children

    Woman sitting with children

    I spend a lot of time thinking about children. I love the kids in my circle of family and friends. Additionally, my job with Church magazines involves creating and editing pages for children around the world. But a couple of years ago, I realized that I had never studied what the scriptures taught about children. So I decided to read the New Testament and Book of Mormon and pay extra attention to what I could learn about this special group.

    It was a life-changing exercise! Among the many truths I discovered, the most valuable was an increased understanding of how much Jesus cares about children. He ministered to children as a specific group, set apart from others, over and over again. How can we follow His example?

    My article on page 18 shares some of the lessons I gleaned from that scripture-study experience, combined with ideas and input from several experts in the field of abuse prevention.

    Children are so precious. I hope we can work together to protect and empower them, treating them as Jesus would!

    With love,

    Marissa Widdison