Here is a story of DL Moody to encourage your children’s ministry workers. It teaches that there is always hope for every child to make Jesus their Lord and Savior.
I love the following story of DL Moody to encourage your children’s ministry workers, because DL Moody was what many Sunday School teachers might label as a “problem child” or at least “a small trial to test one’s patience.”
You don’t have to be in children’s ministry for very long before you come face to face with one of God’s precious children who drives you quickly to prayer. You know the kind of prayer I’m talking about. It goes something like this – “Lord, I know you love this child and I love her, too. But Lord, I need extra help with this one!”
“Difficult” children have run up and down the halls of churches for centuries. Our generation is not the first to learn how to love the unloveable and ours won’t be the last. But are these children who try our patience out of reach of Jesus’ loving arms? Absolutely not. Jesus knows the hearts of these children and He knows all that they need. And yes, even the most unruly child in our classrooms can be touched by the Spirit of God. Take for example, DL Moody.
Here is a quick story of DL Moody to encourage your children’s ministry workers that I just became aware of from the following site: http://preachhim.org/calebamanofvis.htm
In May 1855, an eighteen-year-old boy went to the deacons of a church in Boston. He had been raised in a Unitarian church, in almost total ignorance of the gospel, but when he had moved to Boston to make his fortune, he began to attend a Bible-preaching church. Then, in April of 1855, his Sunday school teacher had come into the store where he was working and simply and persuasively shared the gospel and urged the young man to trust in the Lord Jesus. He had, and now he was applying to join the church. Years later, his Sunday school teacher said of him:
I can truly say that I have seen few persons whose minds were spiritually darker than was his when he came into my Sunday school class and I think the committee of the church seldom met an applicant for membership who seemed more unlikely ever to become a Christian of clear and decided views of Gospel truth, still less to fill any space of public or extended usefulness. Who was that boy? Why none other than D. L. Moody. By God’s grace he was transformed into one of the most effective servants of God.
What a great story! DL Moody was a “difficult” child and tested the patience of his teachers. But thank the Lord, there was a faithful servant of God who shared the gospel with him.
So, my dear fellow teachers, stay strong, keep praying and keep sharing. You never know, you might have the next “DL Moody” or “Billy Graham” in your class.
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