As some of you may know, it can be hard to share the gospel in public settings the are regulated by state laws. That is the situation we run into when we are tutoring in the elementary school. Public prayer, open devotionals, or even Christ centered games are hard to do. So when specifically speaking to tutoring at the school, it can be hard to discern how to reach the children’ hearts. However, today I had a wonderful opportunity to share God’s word, explain it, and apply it to these young children.
In the featured photo, you will see my hand and our friend Ekir. Written on my hand is the verse Colossians 3:3.
Col. 3:3 “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
I write the first letter of each word in the verse on my hand in order to help me memorize it. An added bonus is that people often ask me what it is. Today, Ekir asked me what was written on my hand.
So I went on to tell him and the other children the verse. I then explained what it meant to be hidden with Christ, stating it was like being protected by his shadow. Then all the children explained to me what a shadow was, we defined it, and imagined what it would be like to be protected by Jesus. After this, two of the children said they believed that was true and that they love being hidden with Jesus.
Today’s normal tutoring session took a delightful turn when, in a public school, an opportunity presented itself to proclaim Jesus as Lord. Small victories like this are why we do this. Ministry happens in small examples. The gospel advances in a single moment. So today we rejoice in this.