A kid from the 1st Grade Yellow team approached me before the kickoff of Vacation Bible School Day Two …
Cute Kid: Pastor Jeff! I went to the dentist.
Me: Oh dear. How did it go?
Cute Kid: I got these two bucks for ice cream money. But I brought it to put in the offering today.
Me: That just might be the greatest thing I hear all week.
After the opening rally began, I pulled this little gospel partner up on stage. He told his story to the collected group. I beamed with joy at this kid’s beginning steps of what I pray is a lifelong journey of following Jesus.
Ice cream money for Jesus. Talk about sacrifice. Talk about gospel partnership.
I pray that the kids who trample through our hallways this week grow to be men and women who are mature, devoted followers of Jesus Christ. I also pray that I never grow weary of investing in the lives of young ones for the sake of the gospel.