Today Is My Birthday!

Today is my birthday. I’m not going to tell you how old I am. Let’s just say I’m older than most children’s pastors. Even at my age, I’ve noticed something. It makes me feel good when people remember my birthday. When people say “Happy Birthday” to me, I know they care enough to remember the date. If they go further and get me a card or take me to lunch or even buy me a token present, I feel even more special. If that’s true for an adult who’s been in children’s ministry for over twenty years (I got started late), how much more is it true for children.

The children in your ministry want to feel special. They want to know you remembered their birthday. They feel even more special if you take time to send them a card or call and wish them a Happy Birthday. It’s a little thing, but it’s important. If children know they’re important to the adults in their lives, they have an easier time understanding that God believes they are special.

If you’ve been too busy doing programs to do the little things like acknowledge children’s birthdays, it’s time to take a deep breath and remember that ministry isn’t about your programs. It’s about showing the love of God to your students.

2 responses to “Today Is My Birthday!

  1. Oh! That’s true of Children.They are ever wanting you to be there or here on that day.It is good to celebrate birthday with Christian Children because it help to foster on their mind,their second birthday,the day they gave their lives to Jesus.I am happy for you that you added a year even more in the Lord,it is my prayer that the Lord keep holding you in this ministry and to keep strengthening you in your efforts to save our children.
    Happy birthday to you Ma.

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