The law of sowing and reaping is a Biblical principle that governs all reality. The Apostle Paul says in Galatians 6:7 that if you think you can fool God, you are only fooling yourself. You will harvest what you plant in life. Children have been and always will be the key to every culture’s success or failure. Ultimately, those who have invested wisely in children’s lives through godly training and love will reap life and peace whereas those who have invested wickedness and rebellion will reap death and destruction.
The choice has never been clearer folks: either we act now to change these kids’ minds with godly truth or we lose them to the streets and ultimately lose ourselves and our God-given freedoms in the process.
Let me illustrate this and encourage you with a testimony. In the inner-city, kids call me “Pastor Scott”. Because I am a white man walking around in a predominately black neighborhood, who happens to have long hair, talks about God and prays for people, some of the younger kids think I look like Jesus, because of the hair. The truth of the matter is that anybody that shows up and loves these kids and tells them about Jesus is Jesus to them. We have become both our Lord’s hands and feet to these kids: the tangible evidence for these kids that God is real and in fact loves them and cared enough to die for them.
This reality came full circle when a nine year-old girl came up to me as we were setting up our truck in a parking lot, getting ready for Sunday School. She said this to me: “Pastor Scott, I almost got into a fight at school today. This girl was talking mess to me and about my mama. I was really getting mad; I was fixing to punch her eyes out. I was fixing to kill her and then I suddenly remembered that the God Truck was coming today (we call it the Children’s Activity Truck she called it the God Truck). I told her to go away because I was going to see God today and Jesus wouldn’t want me to fight; he wants me to forgive.” Did you catch that folks? The words “suddenly remembered”? She “suddenly remembered” all the good things she had been taught week after week from God’s word. She “suddenly remembered” that the people who taught her were going to be there to see her again today, without fail, on the yellow truck. That is why it has been so of God is beginning to bear its precious fruit. It may not seem like much to you but for an inner-city kid, who has known nothing but fighting and cursing for the balance of her young life, to forgive and walk away from this conflict is nothing short of a miracle and evidence of a changed life.
You know she’s not the only one out there that’s been touched, changed or influenced by God using this valuable ministry to change lives. The reality is there are hundreds, if not thousands of kids and young people out there making new decisions about their lives; becoming assets to their communities rather than dead liabilities. This is our vision; to reach at least one more kid with the life saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.