My ten-year-old buddies and I were messing around in a home under construction in our neighborhood. It was nighttime. We weren’t damaging anything, but we shouldn’t have been there.
“Hey, you kids!” we heard from a truck pulling over in front of the house. Man, did we scram!
Getting called out isn’t always a bad thing, though.
“Hey, you kids!” the server at the restaurant says to a few tables of high schoolers having a good time, and he hands out free ice cream sundaes.
The apostle Paul called out kids when he wrote the letter to the church in Ephesus. He expected that the children would be listening to someone reading this letter or perhaps reading it themselves. And he called them out!
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1). See that? He called out the kids. Talked directly to them.
God’s Word is for everybody. And no matter what your intellect, attention span, or maturity level, God has something he wants to tell you.
By the way, Jesus suggested that adults should be more like children when it comes to believing him and following him. So let’s keep kids close to us and close to God’s Word.