14 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
I’m thinking Matthew 19.14
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
And connecting with Matthew 5
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
If you think about it, children never speak the language of their parents; they don’t sing their parents’ song.
They are the meek who will inherit the Earth.
Children are quick to forgive and forget.
A child who loses a grandparent is quick to mourn but comforted by their parents.
Children are pure at heart.
Children are the reason for peace.
Revelation 1.1 says
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Isn’t the next generation that which is shortly to come to pass? Don’t children grow up really quickly?
Shouldn’t we consider Revelation as an ever continuing cycle of human evolution, relevant to every generation, rather than just a particular “end-point” in time?
Children are “our seed”. We reap what we sow. “Let us make this man in our image”, the sentiment of any new parent. From a single child grows a whole “mustard tree”, a genealogical tree. Children are “Corban” (Mark 7).
It’s just a thought. Your views are appreciated.