For many months in Girls’ Club we have been walking through the book of Exodus from the slavery of the children of Israel and the birth of Moses to the wanderings in the desert and the entrance into the Promised Land. This last Club we had finally arrived at Exodus 19 and 20; the people were afraid of God and wanted Moses to talk to God for them. Moses entered the Mount and received the Ten Commandments from God.
I told the girls that I had three important questions for them. First, did they believe that there is a God? In Club we had studied from Genesis 1 the Creation week. The Bible tells us that it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves. Through all the stories of Genesis we have seen God’s mighty hand in the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. So, as I asked if they believed in God, one girl of 13 years old responded, “Before I came to Club, I did not believe in God. But, since coming here, I have learned there is a God. I believe in Him now” Wow. Her response really impacted me.
As we continued talking about “rules” for the great multitude of the children of Israel that were to be given, I asked them how many rules did their schools have, their homes have, and they themselves had for others. The answers were quite humorous.
I then presented the Ten Commandments and as I read Exodus 20:5 of no bowing down to other gods this phrase really stood out to me. …visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me… I asked, Why would any of those people hate God? He created them, He prospered them, He delivered them out of bondage in Egypt, He protected them in the desert and from invading armies; why would they hate Him?! Another girl of 13 years old said, “Because He does not do what they want Him to do.” Wow. Is that still true today? Sadly, yes. Out of the mouth of babes.
As far as I know, of all the girls that attend Club, only my Abigail knows Jesus as her Savior. My heart’s desire is to reach these girls and their families with the glorious Gospel of our great God. What I find amazing is that even in the minds of these non-religious girls, the answers are plain. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. There is a God; we must answer to Him, and we must obey Him. Please pray for the salvation of their souls.