and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. - 2 Timothy 3:15
I think is it so wonderful to think about young Timothy who had heard about the Scriptures since childhood. Some folks think that the Bible is too much for children. There are some who think that we waste our time when we minister to children. I once heard, second hand mind you, about a supporting pastor who supposedly said ‘why are we wasting that money on a bunch of kids.’
Timothy’s scripture teaching started while he was young and it continued through his life. We know that it was primarily his mother and his granny that taught him in the early years.
Children have always been important and God has always seen them that way. Back in the days of the Law God told fathers to teach His words to their children at every opportunity. When the children came to Jesus the disciples tried to stop them. What did Jesus do? He said ‘let them come. Don’t stop them. The Kingdom is made up of people like them.’
We never know who we are ministering to when we minister to children. We never know if there is another Timothy out there. Our children are our future. Timothy’s mother and granny knew that when they taught that little boy.
Our children are worth it – well worth it.