Every week I and a few others run an ‘after school’ club for children aged 7-10. It is usually hard work. One of the things I struggle with the most is discipline – getting them to stop sliding around the floor, stop pushing each other off benches, and to sit down and be quiet for long enough to explain how to play a game or explain some thought about God.
The kids certainly have fun, but I have wondered if it is worth the amount of effort we put into it? Does anything actually go in and stick.
Well, today, at the end of the session after a couple of games and a short drama, one of the children asked “How do we know God and Jesus is real?” Other children answered – the Bible, the nature, prayer – and we had quite a good discussion. Although they may not show it very often, they really do want to understand about God and how to do life.
Yes. It’s worth it.