The people brought children to Jesus, hoping He might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and Me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.” Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them.
Baptism is when a believer is momentarily submerged in water, identifying with the death and resurrection of Christ. Baptism is also an outward sign of what has already taken place within our hearts when we receive Christ. It’s much more than a washing away of our sin, but a sign of our actual union with Christ. (Romans 6:3-11)