Here is yet another possibility for a redemptive act. A pastor and his congregation are continually looking for ways to be involved in their community. They work with law enforcement and with local schools and tutor children after school in a facility that the church has rented just for that purpose. They are very trusted by the local schools. Occasionally a school will ask the pastor (who is also a businessman in the community) to please come and deal with a classroom that has gotten out of control and it is typically because of one child that has gotten out of hand. He will walk into the room, ask the Lord for discernment and wisdom and love. He then takes the errant child aside and simply has a father-like talk with them and lets them know he is for them and they can count on him. Teachers and school officials are very glad he is on their team.
(This is the tenth excerpt from Marty’s article “THY Kingdom Come“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
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