It is dedicated to the children the Lord is bringing into my
life through the Sunday School Bus ministry and Vacation Bible School. I tried
to write it from the perspective of a child who has a troubled or broken home,
but knows they are saved because of the personal faith they have placed in
Several months ago our Sunday School bus captain hurt his
back and was not able to ride the bus. I was asked to cover the Bible story for
him that Sunday morning. He had written an outline on the story of the little
boy who shared his lunch with Jesus - and the emphasis was on giving our all to
the Lord and letting Him use us. This boy shared his lunch of loaves and
fishes. Well, the Lord decided to emphasize the importance of using my all for
His glory by teaching me that same day and the next that He was working out all
things in my life!
That afternoon our neighbours came by with some bags of
bread that they were giving us. That was nice and really helped out. Between
Angela Trenholm's family and I, there are eight people eating a lot of bread!
The next afternoon the neighbour came by again with some
fish he had caught earlier that day. It was no coincidence that the Lord
provided us LOAVES AND FISHES! That was a tremendous blessing and the
reemphasis of Biblical truths. Truly the Lord does provide all our needs!
Well, this second story is similar...
About a week or so ago, the Lord really spoke to me through
this passage in Luke 12:6-7
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not
one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head
are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many
The two phrases that are bolded above really impacted me and
have stuck like burrs in my mind...
On Tuesday, I picked up the first book in the newest series
by Al Lacy called The Orphan Train Trilogy: The Little Sparrows. The little
sparrows in the book were the orphaned children. This book has been a
tremendous blessing and exhortation to do all I can to reach the children the
Lord places in my life - through the bus route, through Vacation Bible School,
and through handing out Gospel tracts.
The Lord also put the mother of one of the children from our
bus route in my path on Tuesday. Little Cole was my favourite out of all the
children we have had on the bus for the two years it has been running. He
always sat at the back of the bus with me (I am the guy that has to keep the
kids in order at the back), but their house burned down and we lost contact
with them probably a year ago. That was so sad. I thought we would never see
them again, nor thought little Cole would ever be part of a sound Sunday School
ministry to learn more about Jesus Christ, until his mother came into my work
and I recognized her! I introduced myself, explained that we were still running
the bus route and she said Cole was recently talking about the bus route and
brother Gerald. He wants to start coming again!
Anyway, I have not been able to get this little sparrow out
of my mind since Tuesday. It was so encouraging to know that he wants to come
again to Sunday School!
Last night, our Pastor preached on How To Win Children To
Jesus. This was very appropriate in light of our upcoming Vacation Bible School in August. He
covered various passages on children, and one of them was ... you guessed it,
Luke 12:6-7! So again, this was emphasized in my life. Another related passage
(which he covered) says this:
Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a
farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are
of more value than many sparrows.
This morning, a little bird fell out of one of our trees.
Angela's oldest daughter found it. The bird was unable to fly back up to its
nest so the Trenholms are keeping it in their house. It was neat to watch it,
hold it, and hear it chirp, and see how it really took after Angela's daughter.
It wasn't until after supper, just as I was getting ready to head out the door
for soulwinning - to reach more little sparrows - that I found out what type of
bird it was. You will never guess it!...
You're right! Just a little sparrow!
Truly the Lord cares for these little sparrows He has placed
in our paths - these children - and so should we! He has definitely given me a
heart for them and a burden for them right now. I can't wait until VBS this
I hope this poem and this testimony are a blessing to you!