Does it make a difference to you?
Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? (Is 40:21)
We spend much time in our meetings talking about the necessity of reaching young families, because we know that they are missing from our congregations (or at least from mine). Why? Why do we need to reach young families? Why do we need to reach children?
Has it not been told you from the beginning? And who is it that does the telling? And who is it that needs to hear? We are called to do the telling so that children will know their God. We care called to do the telling so that young people will know that they are not alone in the world. We are called to do the telling so that others, whatever their age, can come closer to God. We are called, not to save the church, but to BE the church.
It's such a huge difference for me so see it that way. Does it make a difference for you?