None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
As a parent or someone serving in Sunday school, you may think that the children under your care are too young to know the Lord. And you wonder if you are wasting your time reading Bible stories and singing hymns to them.
Or you may have been buying sermon CDs for your dialect-speaking parents or grandparents, and you wonder if the Bible teachings are too difficult for them to understand.
My friend, don’t underestimate the Holy Spirit. Many elderly folks who heard about Jesus through the recorded messages sent to them in their rural areas, by their children, are now born again and attending church regularly. And they are so full of Jesus that they cannot stop talking about Him to their relatives and friends.
Even for a young child like my daughter Michelle (age 6) sings powerful Christian songs and Davian (age 5) writes very touching and inspiring gospel lyrics. In their quiet time. They would spontaneously raise their hands whenever they hear Christian songs, but not secular ones. My wife Christiana usually bring out her phone to record some of those precious moments. And we’ve never taught them how to recognise Christian songs. The only explanation we have is that Jessica was taught by the Lord Himself. (Isaiah 54:13)
So don’t limit the Holy Spirit by saying things like, “The children are too young… My grandparents are not well-educated… My atheist friend won’t be interested…” Just send God’s Word into their lives by faith, and trust the Holy Spirit to do the teaching and imparting. For God says that no one has to teach anyone to know the Lord because all shall know Him, from the least, including little children, to the greatest!