1. Mark 10:13 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What was wrong with the children who came to Jesus?

Mark 10:13 (ESV)

13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them.

With these children it is not a matter of sickness; at issue are weak and vulnerable lives that still have the future ahead of them. Parents desire a blessing from Jesus: his touch will benefit the life and future of these little ones. Their arrival shows how they expect from Jesus the future for Israel’s coming generation.1