I want to talk to you about something that I don’t think gets talked about very often, which is a shame. Older women are supposed to teach the younger women (Titus 2:3-5). In the church, I don’t see this as often as I should. The older women don’t have very strong relationships with the teenagers or even the little girls, and so the age groups in a congregation are divided, and there’s no intermingling. This is wrong.
When you were little, didn’t it make you feel nice when a girl older than you hugged you or said something nice to you? Doesn’t it still make you happy to be praised or complimented by someone you admire? Imagine the impact you could have on even just one little girl in your congregation just by asking them to sit with you on Sunday mornings, or giving them a little gift. Even if you just said, “Hi! How are you? I like your dress!” you would make their day. Little girls want to be noticed by the big girls.
We need to get over the age divide in the church, and reach out and be friends with everyone, no matter if they’re your age or not. Some of my dearest friends are in their sixties, or they’re still in pre-school. Everybody has something interesting and unique about them that they can offer to the church, but if no one is including them in, their talents are going to waste.
So, since tonight is Wednesday, if you’re a christian you’re probably going to Bible Class tonight. I’m challenging you to make one little girl’s night awesome by starting to forge a relationship with her. If you’re friends with her, then when she needs help later on, she’ll come to you, because she knows she can trust you. And believe me, it’s a lot of fun. Little kids are awesome.