Allow me to share tidbits from an e-mail sent to me by my friend. It’s a collection of statements about spiritual things from the eyes of kids. Here are some of my favorites (if you want a copy, just e-mail me):
A Sunday school teacher asked kids: “Why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.” (I hope she was not talking about our church! )
While they were walking on the beach, a father and his son found a dead seagull on the sand. “Daddy, what happened to him?” the son asked. “He died and went to Heaven,” the Dad replied. The boy thought a moment and then said, “Did God throw him back down?” (Next time, be careful how you answer…)
A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?” “I wouldn’t know what to say,” the girl replied. “Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the mom answered. The daughter bowed her head and said, “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people.” (Moral lesson: Teach your kids how to really pray.)
The Bible commands us: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, NIV) The Hebrew word for “train” is chanak. Throughout the Old Testament, this word consistently means “dedication.” We parents must dedicate our children to God. We must recognize that we are only stewards and we are accountable to the Lord on how we raise our kids. “Don’t you see that children are GOD’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?” (Psalm 127:3, The Message) The word also means “instruction” in Jewish writings. We must instruct our children “the way [they] should go” or everything essential to life. In Arabic, the word describes the action of a midwife to stimulate the palate of a newborn baby so it would take milk. We must create a thirst or desire within a child to fear and obey the Lord.
Statistics shows that the older a person gets, the smaller the chances that he would accept the Lord. That’s why it’s very important that we start them young. So, I’m very excited to announce that we will launch today, at 10AM, our Sunday school for the English Worship Service at the fourth floor of the Annex Building. Its first salvo is “The Jedi Training (Jesus Disciples).” The team will teach the kids what it takes to be a follower of the Lord. Please pray for the success of the English Sunday school for the glory of God!
Brethren, attend your kids must.