A few weeks ago, three elementary school-aged siblings attended our spiritual convocation services with their neighbors, a church sister and her daughter, and have been coming to church ever since. They told us that they like coming to our church because they feel that God is really here, and although they are so young, they pay attention during RE classes, sing hymns loudly during service, and have even started praying together at home every night. Although their parents discourage them from coming to church and praying, they continue to do so every week.
Seeing such a faith in such young children is simply moving. It has caused many members of our campus fellowship to reflect upon what God really means to us. While these young siblings want to draw close to God even when they are being discouraged from doing so, we students have so many opportunities to spend time with God yet often feel that we are too busy to pray or read the Bible. Let us ask ourselves, how often do we cherish the opportunity to be with God? Do we realize how privileged we are to be able to talk to God at any time and to spend time in His church? Psalm 73:28 says, “But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works.” Let us realize how blessed we are to be able to draw close to God and learn to take every opportunity to do so.
Questions for Reflection:
Are there blessings in our lives that we have overlooked or have yet to give thanks for?
How can we use the time we have to draw closer to God?