Matthew 19:13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, 14 but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.
How I wish all parents and adults were bringing children to Jesus. We bring children to sporting events, to government schools who forbid Jesus to enter and pray for the children, and to daycares to be cared for. A small minority are bringing children to Jesus.
Jesus would rebuke all the people who are not bringing children to Him or are preventing people from bringing children to Him. Jesus wants children to come to Him unhindered. Why? The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them. It belongs to them because they easily believe in Jesus. Children humbly believe in Jesus and try to imitate all He does (hang around a 1-3 year old for awhile and see this happen).
Every mother and father are to bring their children to Jesus. This is done by teaching them the word of God and living out the word of God before them. All of us who don't have children at home are to be helping children know Jesus as we have opportunity, to be bringing them to Jesus. We are to do all we can by prayer and encouragement to help all children to be brought to Jesus.
On behalf of Jesus we are to lay hands on the children