Children Shouldn't Drive Cars
I dont think that kids should be driving. I know that "things are different now" but third grade still seems to young for me. Imagine our church parking lot filled up with elementary aged drivers: backing out recklessly, bumping into each other's cars, not noticing pedestrians or other large objects... It would be worse than when our Seniors Ministry dismisses from a potluck! Besides, you dont see kids driving in the Bible either. It seems that kids usually end up where adults take them. Children go where people take them.
Do you remember the popular story of Children coming to Jesus? In Mark 10 we read how the disciples tried to shoo the children away but Jesus got mad and said,
"Don't push these children away. Don't ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in."
We recently had an event at church where 140 kids came up to be prayed for. Thirty of those kids accepted Jesus into their hearts for the first time ever! It was amazing to see the Holy Spirit use a simple presentation of Jesus to stir the heart of a child.
Many kids came out that day. No kids drove themselves to our church that day. Someone had to bring them...
Having faith like a child is an important lesson for us adults to learn. But that is not what I want to highlight from this story. The naration begins with a subtle introduction,
"The people brought children to Jesus..."
You need to bring children to stand in front of Jesus. It is that simple! If we agree that kids shouldn't drive cars then you must be their driver. We had a ton of kids at our event last week... but we had room for more. Help those who cannot yet help themselves: bring a child to Jesus.