A Children’s Sermon — For Adults

At the church I attended recently, the pastor gave an excellent children’s sermon. His visual aid was a piggy bank. He asked the youngsters what it was, if they had one, and how it was used. The answer of course, is, most people have one and they put coins into the slot. He made the point that some of us put our spare change into a piggy bank every day because those few nickels and pennies don’t seem to amount to much. However, in time they add up. If we save a small amount regularly, we soon have some dollars to spend!

In the same way, he noted, our good deeds add up. It may seem like a trifling thing to be kind or courteous, to send a card or make a visit. When we combine what we are doing with the rest of our family, our church, and our community, those small actions make a difference. We can be part of making things change for the better.

This is a lesson I needed to hear. Often I feel that I’m not doing enough. I can’t point to a wonderful ministry and say — here’s what I did! I need to remember that I’m not a lone ranger Christian. Every little bit that each of us does has an impact. We can all influence our environment in a positive way, and together we can change the world. That’s exactly what twelve disciples did over 2000 years ago, and God’s plan is still the same. It includes every single one of us, doing what we can, day after day.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

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About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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