During this season of Lent, the lessons from Israel’s past have been on my mind. On Sunday mornings in City Kids, the children are learning about the Israelites in the wilderness. They’re learning about the grumbling and complaining, the disobedience and distrust and the forgetting and forsaking that happened. But more importantly, we are teaching the kids about the importance of remembering. The Israelites often forgot the Lord’s deliverance and how far he had brought them.
My hope for the children of City Church is for them to remember what the Lord has done and will do in their lives – simply remember. Remember where we came from, what we’ve been through and how we have seen the Lord transform us.
Since beginning work in Children’s Ministry, I have realized the importance of telling this generation about the good news of Christ. I find myself being truly passionate about the fact that a gospel foundation is being laid every time a child comes to City Kids. And each time a parent reads a story from the Bible or prays with their children before bed, that foundation is growing even more. That’s a beautiful thing.
With Easter approaching, I am reminded of Psalm 78:1-7 (we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord), and I anticipate the opportunity to tell the beautiful story of the gospel to the children of City Kids. My hope for our children is that they will remember the essential components of the gospel and pass them on to the next generations.