Where Have All the Children Gone?
In Mark 10:13–16 we read the story of some children coming to Jesus and his confrontation of his disciples' disdain. That's when Jesus turned things upside down with his words, "Let the children come to me and don't do anything to get in their way."
With his admonition, you'd think the church would be full of children, but sadly that's not the case.
The ancient Proverb "Raise up a child in the way they should go and when they get older they will not depart from it" no longer seems to be a real deal. If it was, all those children who were raised in the church would be in church today (and so would their children), but that's mostly not the case. In fact, over 70 percent of children who were raised in the church are leaving and mostly not coming back. Where have all the children gone ... and what can we do about it?
This week's Conversation will take a peek at what the Bible says about children ... perhaps we'll find some answers there!
See you Sunday!