Remember Your Childhood

Jesus said, ... unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:3

      All grandparents have come to realize that when our grandchildren visit us, our daily routines change, and we ask ourselves, “What interested us when we were six years old?”
      Lately, I thought about the fun things my father taught me: Ah, yes, the slingshot. The one that is made of a green branch of a tree that looks like a big letter Y. We needed to cut up an old inner tube that once was inside a car tire. The two rubber strips needed to be tied tightly to the two ends of the Y. Then, a leather pouch was attached to the ends of the rubber strips. It held the stone that the sling shoots toward the target.
      My grandson was fascinated, as I struggled to make it work for him. All this gave me an opportunity to
speak to him about Jesus and how much he loved children.

Gordon Beck
Williamsburg, VA

O Lord, open my heart to speak tenderly to children I encounter. Amen.

Take action: Prepare a Christ-centered message for children for a worship service.

Read: Matthew 18:1-6