Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Of Children and God

Most of my Saturday afternoons are spent in church. It's not that i'm attending church services to make up for Sundays that i have to work. Rather, i'm help out as teacher at the Radiant Kids Club (RKC) in church.

What's RKC? It's a Sunday School for unchurch and less-fortunate children on Saturday. So, indirectly, i attend church on Saturday.

Of late, i'm in-charge of song leading and games, beside teaching the older group of children.

And i have to admit, compared to the obedient (and sometimes, quiet) children adults encounter in Sunday Schools, most of these children are naughty - rebels without a cause, who lacks attention and causes ruckus every now and then.

But i suppose this is attributed to the fact they grow up in poor or broken homes and lack the love and attention from their parents. And they seek to get these from the teachers here. I don't blame the kids.

And it's sad that most of these kids lack proper education, not being able to read the Bible properly or speak English fluently.

And there are some parents who send their mentally challenged kids here. Honestly, even though some 17-year old kid has an IQ of a 5 year old, it takes a lot for RKC teachers, who are mostly youths and young adults, to handle.

Sometimes, i wonder what are the intention of these parents. Do they expect miracles to happen to their children by sending them to RKC? Or even, do they think RKC is a free daycare centre?

It's like sending your kid to a doctor when you don't believe in the science of medicine yourself!

Yes, i'm ranting, because there's so much unjust going on. Why is there a lack of teachers when help is direly needed in this ministry? Or manpower in other church ministries... where are they?

But it's no use ranting, ranting and ranting, as it will lead to nowhere. I believe, among other things to do, is to pray for the situation, leave the matter to God to deal with, and just be active in any ministry you're doing. Serving God will all your heart.

After all, it's nice to see the kids waving goodbye at the end of the day, with a smile plastered on their faces as they are ferried home by the church van.


Then again, Jesus did say that we all need to have faith like a child, in everything to do. One thing i learn, is not to depend on myself, but to fully rely on God and His strength, went doing His work.

13People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 16And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

Mark 10:13-16, NIV

Love & Peace!~


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