Thursday, September 3, 2009

“You are teaching children, so mind what you teach them. Take care what you are doing! …It is a child’s soul you are tampering with… It is a child’s soul you are preparing for eternity…If it is an evil to mislead gray-headed age, it must be far more so to turn aside the feet of the young into the road of error, in which they may forever walk.” Charles Spurgeon


Can you say wow with me? I mean let me loose and let me go to town with that one. I could get on a soapbox and never come down. If our church caught that vision we would never want for preschool or children’s teachers. We would never have to close a class and combine it with another because there was no one there to teach the children. We would never have to put fifteen two year olds into a room because there weren’t enough teachers for them. We would never have to say to a parent. ”We are sorry your child got hurt but there just wasn’t enough help today in his room.” We would never have to pay someone who doesn’t even go to our church because there would be Christian men and women from our church wanting to invest in the life of a child.


What you do has value. You are investing in the life of a child, in their soul, preparing them for eternity. We need to provide every opportunity for a child to learn about God so one day they can make Him their Lord and Savior.


“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:5-5