Monday, October 18, 2010
Know All About Jesus
I love when it’s bed time for my children – no, it’s not because I’m ready to be done with them! (Although there are evenings when I’m counting the minutes!) But I love when everyone is fresh out of the tub, “jammied up,” and we cuddle up as we read stories together. I put the baby down first, so the girls get my undivided attention for their girlie books about princesses and fairies! The other night, as I was taking the baby out of the tub, my daughter said, “Mommy, I picked out Macky’s stories and they’re on his chair for you to read.” She escorted me to his room and pointed at the books, “Please read him all these books because I want Macky to know all about Jesus.” She carefully had pulled out every Bible story book from his shelf and stacked them up for me to read. There really weren’t words for me to express to her how amazed, overwhelmed with gratitude, blessed by her heart, and filled I was at that moment. I simply said, “Ok baby, thank you.” I remember asking Jesus into my heart when I was 5 years old. I remember the words spoken at Sunday School that day, I remember praying in my canopy bed that night, I remember knowing that Jesus was now my friend and Savior. As I read Macky his stack of stories that night, it struck me that my girls are almost 5 years old. They know all about Jesus, but do they know Him? It’s time to get intentional. What about you? Is there someone in your home or at work or down the street that you need to be intentional with? I pray for a heart of evangelism that longs for everyone to know all about Jesus.