One of my greatest joys is teaching the Wednesday night Kindergarten Bible class. These five and six year olds keep me on my toes and help me sleep very well on Wednesday nights.
Our recent lesson was about King Joash (2 Kings 11). He was only seven years old when he became King of Judah and out of love for God, this young man, restored the temple.
I made a big deal out of Joash only being seven and even said, “Did you know that seven year olds could be king?” I was quickly informed by a cute little boy, “That doesn’t happen anymore ‘cause my sister turned seven and she didn’t become King!”
Some of the students thought that maybe having a 7 year old king wasn’t a good idea (apparently, there are some 7 years old, known to people in my class, that are mean to dogs). Right when I thought I had lost control, one boy set the class straight when he said, “God don’t make bad decisions.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Near the end of the class, one boy declared that when he grew up, he was going to be a preacher! I was so proud and then he added, “Only if the monster-truck driving thing doesn’t work out.”
I hope you’re teaching a Bible class and I especially want to encourage you to get involved in a children’s Bible class. These kids need to see faithful men and women, besides their parents, who love God and His Word.
They need you and, trust me, you need them.