By Evangelist Kolby King
Imagine a fourth grade student meeting another child in the McDonald’s play area. They play for a while. Then he asks, “Can I tell you about the greatest thing that ever happened to me?” The new friend responds yes and the child begins to share his salvation testimony. Soon the student is drawing on the back of gum wrapper a picture that walks his new friend through the plan of salvation and before long they are bowing their heads to move from new friends in McDonalds to new brothers in Christ.
Imagine a fifth grader at a sleepover. He has been thinking about sharing Christ with his friend and looking for the right opportunity and before the night is over his friend has accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Picture a fourth grader at Chick-Fil-A. He and his dad are getting ready to leave when he says that he feel that God wants him to go to the play area to tell the other children about Jesus. Dad sits down and watches as his son meets new kids, tells them about Christ, sits down with a girl and eventually leads her to saving faith in the Lord.
Imagine a second grader on the back porch with a neighbor. They talk about a lot of things but on this day he tells her what Jesus means to him and continues to tell her how he was saved and how she can do the same. Moments later his dad is across the street, talking to her mom about how she gave her life to Christ. Her mom wipes tears from her eyes and says, “Thank you.”
These are all true stories of kids leading kids to Christ. In the backyard, at school, in the cafeteria, on the bus, on the ball field, at church, and even on the playground, these children are doing more than just attending Sunday School—they are learning that God has given them a very significant task in everyday life.
If a child can do this…so can you. It simply begins with a willing heart.
One of our kindergarten students, who attended a Christian school, drove past a public school in our community. Her mom said, “You know, the teachers there can’t talk about Jesus.”
Her daughter was quiet for a moment and then said, “I want to go to school there.”
“Why?” the mom asked, surprised.
“Because someone has to tell them about Jesus.”
Isaiah said: “I heard the Lord’s voice, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am. Send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8-9a).
You have the message. You have the opportunity. Like these children, will you have the willingness to share?
Written by Kolby King – www.threethirtyministries.orgShare this webpage: