I appreciated this reminder, while reading The Brokenhearted Evangelist, by Jeremy Walker.
Too often, we fall into the trap of preaching the gospel to adults and the law to children: “God wants you to be good boys and girls.” It is not that there is no truth in that statement, but without the right context and qualifications it is a recipe for hopelessness. If you were speaking to an adult, to which of them would you simply say, “This is the gospel: God wants you to be a good person”? That is not good news for anyone! Our children need the pure gospel just as much as any others and are no less capable of receiving and believing it.