Feb 13, 2012

The 6:00 a.m. Crew

In Matthew 20, Jesus shares an interesting story.  An estate manager went out to hire people to work in his vineyard.  He hired the first crew at 6:00 am, the second crew at 9:00 am, the third crew at 12 noon, the fourth crew at 3:00 pm, and the last crew at 5:00 pm.

Quitting time was 6 pm.  He paid everyone the same amount....no matter what time they had started work.  We learn from this that God's redeeming grace is available for everyone...no matter what time in life they come to Him.

Some people come to Christ early in life as children.  For others it may be in their 20's, 40's, or even in their last few years of life.  The same forgiveness is extended to all.

If you serve in Children's Ministry, I believe you are focusing on the most critical of the five crews...the 6:00 am crew.

The vast majority of people who come to Christ are from the 6:00 am crew.  When you minister to children, you are working in the greatest harvest field.

The 6:00 am crew also has the most time to work for the Master.  When a child comes to Christ, they have their whole life to make an impact for the kingdom.

A pastor once said that he had seen 2 1/2 people come to Christ.  He was asked if he meant 2 adults and 1 child.  He responded that it was the opposite...it was 2 children and 1 adult.  He said the children had their whole life to serve Christ...the adult only had half a life left to serve Christ. 

Keep investing in the 6:00 am crew! 

Posted by Dale Hudson

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