She was 6 years old, and at the end of the Bible lesson during 5-Day Club, she came up to tell me she needed Jesus to help her with her sin problem. As I asked her questions about the gospel, she answered every question correctly and prayed using her own words. “Please take away my sins.”
The next day after the Bible lesson, she came back again. “What’s wrong, Morgan?” (named changed)
“I can’t stop stealing. Jesus needs to help me.” It turned out that Morgan was a kleptomaniac. She couldn’t help herself. Every day she would take something from her mom’s purse or from the house. She didn’t know why she was doing it, she knew she couldn’t stop on her own, and she was wondering if Jesus could help her.
We talked for a long time about how Jesus can help us gain victory over sin habits. Every day at the end of Bible lesson, Morgan came back saying, “I need more help. I failed again today.”
On the fifth and last day of club, Morgan came back again, but this time she had a huge smile on her face. “I let Jesus help me this time, and when I wanted to steal something, I asked Jesus to help me not to. The next thing I knew, I was playing outside. I went all day without stealing anything. Wow, I didn’t think that was possible! This is the first day I can remember not stealing something….”
This was the first of many days to come where Morgan did not steal anything. “As soon as a child is capable of being lost, [he] is capable of being saved.” –C.H. Spurgeon
*The above is a true story from Chicago CEF*