Matthew 18:14 says, It is not the will of your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones perish. The news lately has been full of "little ones" who have perished. From the shootings in Newtown to the 8-year-old who was killed in the bombing in Boston, more and more we see/hear of children who are the victims of tragedies. It is bad enough when adults are the vicitims, but there is just something about the life of a child being snuffed out that really gets to me.
I was at a meeting for Good News Club the other night and we talked about these children who have been senselessly killed. It made us all stop and think. As we see the pictures of these sweet faces in the media, we should wonder - "Had anyone told this child about Jesus?" Sort of puts a knot in your throat and a tear in your eye, doesn't it? I know it did for me. It reaffirms the urgency that I have felt lately about telling people, especially children, about Jesus. I am going to do everything I can to share the Gospel with as many children as possible! I pray that we all feel the urgency to spread the Good News of salvation!
As we ask for volunteers to help with various activities and events at the church or sponsored by the church, take a moment to pray – ask God if you should be involved to share the love of Jesus with a child (or adult). The time you spend with that child may be the only time he/she will hear about the love of Jesus!
Don't forget to sign up for our summer camps!
AWANA schedule for May:
VBS is upon us! We need teachers, assistants, and shopkeepers for our VBS, so sign up soon or let me or Amy Sweeney know that you want to serve! We are also in need of the following items to be donated (will NOT be returned):
Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mother, my great Mother-in-law, and the beautiful mother of my children! Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! Hope you have a special day!
For the family,