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Mar282015

The Faith of a Child

By Alicia Jones

A two part blog is to follow. Every Monday morning for three to five minutes during the radio’s “Things for the Journey” program we have the opportunity to share a brief message or song. The first part of this blog is an example of what was aired. Throughout the week we host a Bible Club entitled “Kit-Kat.” In the Hungarian language we made “Kit-Kat” an acronym that stands for “truths about God and Christ - basic Christian teachings.” We teach children from ages 3 to 16. Our prayer is for them to put their faith in Christ as children, building a foundation for life that is unshakable. The second part of this blog is my personal prayer for the children who attend “Kit-Kat.”

Part 1 On the school radio I shared the following:

While Jesus was on earth, He often turned the way people thought upside down. He urged his own friends to think differently. For example, one day his friends, the disciples, were arguing about who was the most important helper of Jesus in the kingdom work. They thought that the one that was most important among them was the one Jesus loved the most. Then Jesus sat down. Calling the disciples over, he said to them: “If someone wants to be first, let him be the last and the servant of all.” Jesus took a small child in his hands and placed him before the disciples and continued to explain. “If you all do not repent and become like this little child, then you will not be able to enter the kingdom of God. The one who humbles himself, like this little child is the greatest in God’s Kingdom. After that I don’t know if the disciples just forgot that quickly what Jesus taught, or what, but when the children wanted to come to Jesus the disciples wanted to send them away saying that Jesus was tired and busy! Jesus once again taught them saying, “Let the little children come to me, don’t send them away because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” After that he hugged the children and laying his hands on them blessed them and then he left.

When was the last time you looked into the starry eyes of a child? When was the last time you held a child’s hand to lead them on the road? The child trusted you and was not afraid because you were close. We need this kind of faith, like that of the little child. God wants to hold your hand and lead you on the road. Will you let Him?

Part 2 My prayer for this community:

Heavenly Father, thank you for building your kingdom here in my community in Eastern Hungary! As Jesus blessed the children who came to him, please bless the children who come to learn about the truths of God and Christ. Give these children the faith to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he died on the cross for their sins. Grant them eternal life in Christ Jesus through faith by grace. Lord, I ask that you build your kingdom in this community through this generation. Raise up the children here to know and love you! Help them overcome their unbelief and grant even the teenagers child-like faith. Please use these children to lead their teachers, parents and grandparents to faith in Jesus. May Jesus be glorified in the work among the children in this community! In Jesus name I pray, amen! 

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good sharing, thank you for your information

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