“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Serve the Children

by Macy Johnson
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
(3 John 4 NIV)

Bible Study Fellowship met Wednesday mornings at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. I was the Secretary, maintaining membership rolls and assisting with class administration.

One day my husband came home from work and announced, “You need to get a job!” Three years of being a stay-at-home mom was skidding to an abrupt halt. No more Newcomers’ Club, no more party bridge, no more tennis, no more school volunteer. I returned to the world of checks and balances.

That didn’t stop me from participating in BSF. I joined the evening women’s group at my church, Briarwood Presbyterian. The leaders were considering starting a program for students, children of attendees.

I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit. In my hotel room at a BSF retreat, He led me to 3 John 4. I shared it with my leader and was appointed as the new Children’s Director for the women’s evening class. It was a honor to lead and train the Children’s Leaders, forging a new way, a new path to serve children.

It is an honor to courageously point others, especially the younger generations, to Jesus. We are called to make this place and time joyful for those around us now and those coming after us, no matter how dim the future may seem. All is in God’s hands.

We change, our plans change, our roles change. God never changes. His Truth will forever stand. How is He calling you to serve young and old, in His kingdom?

I will follow His lead and thank Him for calling me to serve His children today. I hope you will, too!

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