As I was meditating on Matthew 20:1-8 and on the events of the last couple weeks. I reflected on some statistical information I read concerning the age when people accept Christ for Salvation.
In a chart developed by Howard Culbertson at Southern Nazarene University I found:
- only 1% of believer received Christ between the ages of 1 and 4
- 85% of believers are saved between ages 4 and 14
- 10% of believers receive Christ between ages 15 and 30
- 4% of believers receive Christ after 30 years of age.
I firmly believe we should work tirelessly to engage our children and youth with the gospel Christ. It is proven that the vast majority of Christians come to faith during their developmental years.
Let me also, assert, that God has not given up on those who have passed 30. God isn't willing for any to perish but that all should come to repentance.
Think about it...