Encouragement is something that is always welcomed and appreciated. Not long ago, I received encouragement from an unlikely source. During Kid’s Club we always stop for a Bible lesson. Not surprisingly, there are a few kids who are disruptive. The other day, one of the more disruptive of these kids told me she often thinks of things that were said during our Bible time when she is trying to fall asleep at night. Another child affirmed that she has the same experience. This encourages me!
Thinking of the things of God in the quiet of one’s own thoughts is an important step towards a meaningful relationship with the Lord. The Holy Spirit uses times like this to affirm truth, so that an individual can absorb and accept what is correct. A child’s heart is fertile soil! So it both encourages me that little ones are contemplating Bible truths, and it motivates me to pray all the more that these truths will effect real change in the lives of the children who attend the Kid’s Club drop-in.