the-name-of-lord-is-tower.jpg“Some children were brought to Jesus . . . The disciples told them not to bother him. But Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.’ And He put his hands on their heads and blessed them.” Matthew 19:13-15 jesus-suffers-the-little.jpg One day, while looking for a gardener, he noticed a group of ragged-looking children playing in the street. Even though just children, they worked long hours, six days a week, in the pin-making industry. Sunday was the only day in which they were free from work. Raikes was told that these children filled the streets on that day, acting wildly, openly swearing, and causing disruptions. Concerned about how these young lives were being wasted, Raikes, who was born in England on this day in 1736, decided to use his influence to start “Sunday schools” for children. As schools were started in churches, adults also started attending. They began spreading “with astonishing rapidity.” John Wesley remarked, “I find these schools springing up wherever I go.” Through his work, Raikes became known as the founder of the Sunday school movement. children-kingdom-thumbnai.jpg Today, our world needs people who are committed to spread the Gospel, to teach God’s truths. More than ever, people of all ages are fed a constant stream of ungodliness through the media, polluting their minds with things that are contrary to God’s Word. Ask God to help you use your resources to impact lives with the Gospel. And ask for discernment, that you might recognize the impact the media is having in your life. Take control over what influences you. Today’s Inspiring Prayer READ MORE……… Father, give me a burden for Souls. I commit my life to You. Use me to impact lives with the Gospel. Give me discernment about what I allow to influence me. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Further Reading: Matthew 19


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