Matthew 18:10 NLT
“Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.”
Today I write with a heavy heart, but I am still grateful and thankful. Many of you have been supporting the Christian Caring Center for years and know that I ran a bus ministry for years in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township. We would take the children to church on Sundays, VBS in the summer, Salvation Army Camp for a week in July, sometimes to Phillies game provided through the landlords, picnics and swimming at my house, etc. Yesterday we had to have a funeral for one of my bus kids who got murdered on the same streets that I picked him up on years before. S.T. was only 27 years old and shot in and the car that he was sitting in. When I started picking him up with the bus, he was about 7. He would come with his brother and cousins. He was such a well behaved little boy with a smile that would light up a room. A lot happened over the 20 years-not all good, but God had placed His word in S.T.’s heart and gifts to be shared with his community and possibly the world. The bus ministry was so very special to me. Every child had promise and goals and it gave me and the entire church a time to minister the Word and love to the children and teens that some of the world appeared to be mean and despicable-up to no good. But what God says is “their angels do always behold the face of my father which is in heaven”: “And our Lord's argument is, that if such excellent creatures as the angels in heaven, who are continually favored with being in the presence of Christ's heavenly father, honored with so high a station, as always to stand before him, as ministers of his; if these are the guardians of these little ones, if they are committed to their care, and they have the oversight of them, then they ought not to be despised: and besides, since the angels that have the care of them are so near the throne, it should deter everyone from having their charge in contempt, or doing any injury to them; since they are capable of lodging accusations and complaints against them; and, when leave is given, have power of executing the sorest judgments upon men.” (John Gill’s exposition).
I am so thankful and grateful that I had those 10 years of bus ministry and depositing the Gospel and love of Jesus into all those children. So many have fallen to the streets, but my prayer and others are praying that the Holy Spirit would stir up the Gospel and His word in their hearts just like the prodigal son-before it’s too late. It is promised that “His Word would not return void”. I stand on that. I am also so very thankful and grateful to all of you that continue to support the Christian Caring Center that enables us to reach so many, THANK YOU!!!
Abiding in Him,
Madelyn Sutton, Executive Director