“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them upon your children.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Robert “Bobby” Kennedy was an American politician who served as the U.S. Attorney General under both his older brother, President John F. Kennedy, and then President Lyndon Johnson. In 1964, he was elected a U.S. Senator from New York. In 1968 Kennedy was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. But his political career was cut short when he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old enraged Palestinian.
Later, the Rev. Jimmy Allen, former pastor at the First Baptist Church of San Antonio, Texas, wrote these words: “We missed him. Our chance to change things came and passed and we did not know it was there. A little Middle Eastern boy sat through Sunday School classes for three years at a great Baptist Church (First Church, San Antonio) but someone missed him. His name was Sirhan Sirhan, and at age 24 he shot and killed Senator Robert Kennedy. In a welter of words and the shudder of grief throughout our nation, the persistent thought keeps recurring...someone missed him.”
This month, Champion Presbyterian Church will host Vacation Bible School on Monday June 12th through Friday June 16th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. I would encourage you to bring the children in your lives to this important evert so they can learn more about Jesus. But I would also challenge you to reach out and invite the children of your neighbors and friends who may or may not have a church home. For many kids in our community, VBS is one of the few ways they can hear the wonderful message of God’s great love them and how He sent His Son to be their Savior. So seek out these children and even offer to pick them up and bring them to VBS where they can hear the gospel. Help us to reach the children of our community so we never look back at our past and are forced to confess “someone missed him.”
In Christ’s service,