(A True Story)
Recently, a man approached the pastor after the Sunday morning service. The man was a visitor whom the pastor had never met before. The man had been weeping, and said to the pastor, "Pastor, I'm saved but backslidden; so away from God. I want to get right with Him."
The pastor rejoiced, and thought that the man would be on his way, but he took a few steps, and turned around. The pastor stood silent as the man told him his story.
“Pastor, I’ve had a rotten life. I’ve messed up so many things. I’m trying to straighten out. A friend told me about your church and your people. I worked hard to get here today and I’m glad I made it.
“Pastor, can I ask you a question?”
“Do you always bring those kids in here like this?” The man was referring to the bus kids.
The pastor said, “If one or more of our bus kids get saved, we bring them into the main service, yes.”
The man began weeping, and said, “I have a daughter, that through my own fault, I have not seen since she was an infant. I’ve not been allowed to see her for about 10 years. Preacher, one of the children who cam today to receive Christ is my daughter.”
A bus ministry is a great blessing, and a church that cares about the lost, and the lost children, will see great blessings such as this.
“But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14