I usually help on Wednesday nights with the youth, but my Daughter so graciously volunteered me to be the teacher in her class for the month of July....
Did I mention the age group was 6, 7, and 8 year olds? AHEM...
Do you know it is a really bad idea to break out glitter and glue with 9 small children?
Did you know that when you let one child go pee they must all pee....
Did you know that you will know much more than you needed to know by the time your one hour class is over?
Now you must know that this class has changed me....challenged me...and forever made me look at our young children (including my Daughter) in such a different way..
They are eager to lift they're small hands to pray for:
-Mom or Dad that my not be saved
-a injury they occurred while out playing that day
-for Aunt's ,Uncles, cousin's
-and for pork chop (a dog)
They get that God cares about EVERYTHING nothing is off limits when it comes to prayer not even Pork chop the dog....
A few years ago our pastor ask that all the kids in the church come up front from ages 1-18... he gave a statistic and said by the time they were out of High School this is how many of these children would still be in church....he had over half of the kids to sit down...it shook me to the core...really I remember sitting there looking at those faces and tears running down my face...this was the reality we were facing and still are today....
I remember that Sunday often as I look at my children and so many others.
What do we have to reach them?
We have Time...
We have ears to listen..
We have voices to speak up for them..
It was just a month but I survived...and I got so much out of getting to know these small little individuals, that love God.
Never, Never pass up the opportunity to get to know them...
I found God today through the eyes of a child
He looked up at me and he gave me a smile
He brought me such comfort for which I have longed
Through the eyes of a child I realized I belonged (Author: Tommy Q)
Cool Christmas Gift...
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