Connie Musselman: Building Bridges
Truly loving someone does not mean to make much of them, but to do for them that which will enable them to make much of God forever. True love for a neighbor is to see a need and, in love, proceed with actions, words, and prayer.
For those seeking to invest in their young neighbors—children and teens—asking for God to “build bridges” from the mind to the heart is an incredibly amazing way to love them in this uncertain time.
Often, a child may not understand liturgy or Scripture when they hear it in church or Sunday School. Still, Scripture teaches and faithful testimony confirms that God can use these teachings in due time to build bridges between the mind and heart, encouraging and convicting His children as they move through life.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO
Evaluate your thinking. Do not think that just because a child does not understand a certain teaching that it is not worth the time to teach it.
Ensure that God’s Word is being stored up for the children in your family and community through Scripture, songs, words, and actions, trusting that God will use them to build bridges in the future.
Ask God to plant seeds of truth in the minds of the children and teens in your family and community.
Ask God to “build bridges” between the hearts and minds of the children and teens in your family and community.
Ask God to show you where you can share His truth with the children and teens in your family and community.