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From the Mouth of Babes

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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“I believe there is many a little prattler, not six years old, who knows the Savior. I never despise youthful piety; I love it. I have heard little children talk of mysteries that grey-headed men knew not.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

48th Street, Pennsauken, New Jersey…Main Street, Maple Shade, New Jersey…Harmony Street, Olde Historic New Castle, Delaware…

These locations will always have a very, very special meaning to me. Why is that? Because these are the spots where our three precious children – Bethany, Matthew, and Christopher – trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

Each at the tender age of 4.

Putting Bethany to bed one night, she asked me how to invite Jesus into her heart. Matthew asked the same question in our car on the way home from preschool. And Christopher echoed their words walking the cobblestone streets of Olde New Castle on a “Family Fun Day.”

Today, Bethany is a wonderful Christian woman, married to Joe, working as a school guidance counselor, and raising three beautiful children. Matt, who works for Enterprise Car Sales, is also married (to Natasha) and they have blessed us with our newest grandchild, Dylan. And Chris serves on staff with Risk Takers for Christ while also launching his own financial services company.

All three of our kids love the Lord, attend church regularly and give to His work.

So, parents and grandparents, never think for a moment that your 4 or 5-year olds aren’t old enough to understand the gospel message and place their faith in Christ.

As Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

The Apostle Paul put it this way in I Timothy 4:12, “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

My most earnest and fervent prayer is that Brady, Sadie, Levi and Dylan will follow in their parents’ footsteps by trusting Christ at an early age and living boldly for Him.

- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President

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