That was the question given to me by an eight-year-old boy riding to
church with my wife and I for the first time ever on a Sunday morning.
There were a couple of stark realizations contained in that inquiry.
1. As an eight year old, this young boy was going to experience Sunday
School at a Bible teaching church for the first time this Sunday. I
have to admit it; I have taken Sunday School for granted. Caring and
well prepared Bible teachers, Sunday School classes with children the
same age, Bible choruses being sung, missionary offerings collected,
Bible memorization challenges are all important aspects of the
traditional Sunday School that every eight year old should be exposed
2. As an eight year old, this young boy was curious of what his mom
had sent him to be a part of on Sunday morning. Like many moms, his
mom was not involved in his spiritual education at this point in his
life. Nine months before I was born my parents took me to Sunday
School and church to learn about Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord, for
saved parents who adjusted their schedules to make You their priority.
3. As an eight year old, this young boy was blessed to have this
opportunity to learn about Jesus. The apartment complex had many other
children living there but they were not attending with anyone or us
that Sunday. Oh to have a larger vehicle to bring in more, for more
teachers to share the Lord’s goodness and for God’s power to see these
young souls turn to Jesus Christ for salvation.
What is the take away from this?
-God is so good. Sunday School is still alive (For twenty-two years
the Community Baptist Church of Lansing has been ministering to boys
and girls, their parents and families with the goal to please God).
Psalm 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of
the goodness of the LORD.
-God is so caring. Imagine being eight years old and not knowing about
Sunday School and then the Lord opens the door for you to experience
it first hand so he can have salvation. I Cor. 4:15 For though ye have
ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for
in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
-God so loves. Your age, ethnicity, gender, financial status doesn’t
matter to Jesus, He died and was buried and lives for you. God loves
you so much that Jesus became the Savior for sinners. I Cor. 13:4
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up
-Dr. Timothy W. Jackson,