MARCH 16 – The Influence of a Child
2Kings 5:3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.
From the lips of a child comes the influence on a family of importance. A little girl, a slave girl, taken from her homeland and from her parents has such a confidence in God working through his prophet that she expresses a desire for her master.
Are we teaching our children so that they might be so confident about the healing power of Jesus? Are we teaching them God’s Word so that they could tell someone about the healing power of Jesus? We are not in the business of entertaining our children during Sunday School but instead are to be teaching them. One “so-called” Church near us takes their children to a pool that they have to let the children splash in the water. As soon as we can get our children out of the nursery they are learning to memorize scripture and sing children’s songs of God. We have our children praying in their Sunday School assembly and then they go to class to learn.
They are very eager to learn. We don’t entertain them, we engage them in the Word of God. My children from the ages of 8 to 13, hand out more tracts than my adults. Just this past Sunday I was moved as one of our young ladies carefully selected the tracts that she was going to hand out this week. She was saved in June at our church camp. Jesus said suffer little children to come to me. We must prepare them and teach them because all to soon they are grown and if not taught and grounded, the lure of the world and false religion will claim them.
I pray that the children in the care of the Church I Pastor become great soul-winners for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.