The child’s gospel

Mark 10:13-16

A child, about seven years old, heard the passage read when she was near death, and, as her sister closed the book, the little sick one said, “How kind! I shall soon go to Jesus. He will take me up in His arms, and bless me, too!“

The sister tenderly kissed her, and asked, “Do you love me, dearest? Yes,” she answered, “but, don’t be angry, I love Jesus more.”

(J. H. Norton, D. D.)