January 25, 2012
I heard a great story this week from a grandma in our congregation. Her four-year-old-grandson asked his mother if Jesus was in his heart and she said yes. His reply, “Did I swallow Him?”
Months ago I received a picture in my mailbox from someone. It was an artist’s painting of Jesus. On the back it said, “I really, really, really love the children!” Signed Jesus. I want to encourage each of you who just read this to offer up a prayer for an individual child or a particular family in our church or community. We have some important events coming up where kids tell their stories of asking Jesus in their hearts, one being the Youth Membership/Baptism Sunday in May. Another event where many children’s journeys with Jesus begin is atVacationBibleSchool, happening the last week of June. I believe that Jesus really, really, really loves the children. Please be praying for our kids, the kids in the community, and our ministry programs that reach out, inviting them into a relationship with Jesus.