By Adam Wentworth
Only one? My Bible club group was small enough, just three kids, but to have only one show up? I could barely hide my disappointment. I wanted to do more for God this week, especially at this club, but what could I do having only one show up? I had to swallow my disappointment.
God is in charge of all things and He must have a purpose for this. So I dove into my lesson, asking questions and trying to get as much as I could out of the precious one-on-one time with this young man.
Unfortunately, it didn’t seem that he really cared. He tried to avoid in-depth discussions about Jesus and sin; he only seemed to want to have fun. Finally, towards the end, I thought for sure my teaching partner and I would be able to make a breakthrough, when who should show up but his mom! We signed him out and said goodbye, and began to clean up our area. What could God be doing? Today’s Bible club didn’t seem very productive at all. Did I say enough? Could I have done more? I finished sweeping the cafeteria where we have Bible club, when I noticed my brother, Jeren, and another team member talking to two young boys.
These boys went to that school, but they didn’t go to Bible club. The guys were inviting them to come to Bible club. We gave them permission slips to give to their parents and naturally, the conversation turned to the Gospel. As the guys were talking to them, I remembered the tracts I kept in my bag. I ran back inside to grab them, and when I came back outside the boys were asking why Jesus had come in the first place. Handing them the tracts, I was able to get into the Gospel and explain why Jesus came to earth.
One of the boys said that at his church if they confessed their sins to a church leader and then repeat a prayer for God to forgive them then they would be forgiven. Would that work? Would saying I’m sorry fix the problem of sin? No. We must become children of God and put our trust in what Jesus has done for us on the cross. When I explained this to them, I was happy to see that they received it well.
Whether they will trust in Jesus as their Savior or come to Bible club to learn more, I don’t know. That’s up to God. But I do know that if it wasn’t for God choosing to only allow one child to come to our small group, I would never have had the opportunity to witness to these boys.
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