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Despise Not Little Ones
Dwight was a little-known shoe salesman in Chicago. He lacked the education required to become a good public speaker; however, he possessed many qualities that God blessed. One of these qualities was revealed when he returned from a tent meeting and a friend inquired, “How many people were led to Christ?” He answered, “Two and a half.” The friend asked, “Do you mean two adults and one child” “No,” Dwight replied, “two children and one adult. The adult has already spent half of his life. The children have their whole lives ahead of them!”
Dwight Moody’s love for children motivated him to rent pews at church and fill them with neighborhood boys and girls. His ministry to children further expanded when he began to teach a Sunday school, which eventually grew to be the largest in the nation. Dwight Moody’s life provides an excellent example of the following command:
“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 18:10).