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Serve the Children

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.  3 John 4 NIV

serve the childrenI was honored to lead and train the children’s leaders and forge a new path to serve the children.

Bible Study Fellowship met Wednesday mornings at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. I was the secretary, maintaining membership rolls and assisting with class administration.

Then my husband came home from work one day and announced, “You need to get a job.” Three years of being a stay-at-home mom skidded to an abrupt halt. No more Newcomers’ Club, bridge, tennis, or school volunteering. I returned to the world of checks and balances.

That didn’t stop me from participating in BSF. I joined the evening women’s group at my church, Briarwood Presbyterian. The leaders considered starting a program for students and children of attendees.

I felt the nudge of the Spirit. God led me to this verse in my hotel room at a BSF retreat: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. I shared it with my leader and was appointed the new Children’s Director for the women’s evening class.

It is an honor to courageously point others, especially the younger generations, to Jesus. God calls us to make this place and time joyful for those around us and those coming after us—no matter how dim the future may seem. Everything lies in His hands.

We change, our plans change, and our roles change, but God never does. His truth will stand forever.

How is God calling you to serve the young and old in His kingdom?

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Macy Johnson

Macy Johnson is a native Floridian living the lake-life in Georgia. She is an instrument of God’s blessings as a writer, church pianist, community accompanist, wife, mother, nana, Bridge player, adoptee, retired auditor, and member of Word Weavers International. Her “God Sightings” are published weekly in the Greensboro Herald-Journal. Find her at www.macymjohnson.com, macymjohnson@gmail.com, and on Facebook as Macy Martin Johnson.