Today should be a wonderful day of camaraderie. I’m meeting with three wonderful brothers. For the better part of the day I’ll be in the Southlake area of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. First, I’m meeting with Brian Downey, dean of undergraduate studies at The King’s University. Then I’ll have lunch with Michael Lynch, president of Jack Hayford Ministries. After that, it’s coffee with David Metcalfe, pastor of Global Ministries at Gateway Church.
Each of these brothers are godly, capable ministers of the gospel. What a privilege to begin this week fellowshipping and strategizing with these men of God.
Also this week two of our grandchildren will attend Vacation Bible School. This is a good prompt to ask each of you to pray for Vacation Bible Schools taking place across America this month. Let’s pray that many thousands of children will have a genuine, life-transforming encounter with Jesus.
I know that can happen; it happened to me. I first came to faith in Christ through Vacation Bible School at Beams of Light Church in Tulsa, June 12, 1953. Years later a seminary professor tried to talk me out of that valid encounter. He was convinced that children have, as he put it, a “volitional impediment” that prohibits them from having a true conversion experience. He quizzed me, “At such a young age did you understand all the implications of the atonement?” “No,” I replied. “Do you?”
Thankfully the Bible doesn’t say, “Exegete the gospel and you will be saved.” It says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). Even a child can do that. Especially a child can do that.
Wouldn’t it be just like the Lord to revive our nation through the young, dependent, and often overlooked? Lord, do a great work this summer among the children of America. “A little child shall lead them” (Isaiah 11:6).