A lot of time we complain about the coldness and lukewarmness of heart and spirit among the youths of nowadays. We complain that youths have no passion for God, they no longer want to pray, they no longer care about the brethren etc. but yet WHAT OF THE CHILDREN?
A minister once said “a youth leader without a vision for the Children is useless” which is true. A lot of times what we care about as youth leaders is how God will restore the youths, strengthen the week, save the erring youths etc. But yet we have forgotten that there is no youth church without the children Church, we forget that a generation begins with kids and children.
Today I was in my home church to follow the children to the annual Children Camp In my diocese, as I looked at the kids who were going, I felt sad, sorrowful and dejected in my spirit because they were spoilt, they don’t know what life means, they don’t know that Christ has a demand on their lives therefore they live life anyhow; these are kids that are supposed to be ground shakers for God in their generation but now live life after those whom the devil is gambling with Their life.
It’s high time we remember that Christ said we should let kids come unto him, we should remember that Children are his Heritage and they are precious to him, majority of we children teachers, ministers youth pastors etc. Do not have a vision for these kids and they grow up becoming touts, people with scrambled vision etc. They grow up without knowing who they are in the world. The major blame goes to parents, children teachers, youth leaders, ministry leaders, pastors G. Os etc who neglect the Kids and focus on the youths and adults, let’s not forget that it is the kids that grow to become Youths and adults, without them getting their bearing then the move of God is thwarted for life. It is time to make a change.
I hope to start a series on Children and the kingdom both on Facebook and my blog.