Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jesus Blesses the Children

was the title to a story I read the boys tonight before bed.
It is about Jesus allowing the little children to come to him.
Here are some lines from the book.
Wait. Can I do that? Am I allowed to copy paragraphs of someone else's work and put them up on my blog? Hmm.. I figure as long as I give them credit. I'll just cite it.
Ok. The title pages has this on it:
ARCH Books
Copyright 1996 Concordia Publishing House
3558 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118-3968
Manufactured in Colombia

Now that that is out of the way.

Here is what some of the lines are:

To His disciples Jesus said,
"Do not get in their way.
Let the children come to Me.
I tell you, let them stay."

When Jesus spoke those caring words,
The little children stayed,
Then went to Jesus, full of trust --
They weren't a bit afraid.

When Jesus took them in his arms,
He patted them and smiled,
Then lovingly He blessed them as
He prayed for each young child.

What would you say to Jesus if
He came to visit you?
Would you smile and welcome Him
And say, "How do you do?"

Now if you really knew He was
The Lord to whom you pray,
I'm sure you'd thank Him for the things
He gives you every day--

Like sun and rain to make plants grow
And loving folks who care;
For food and clothes and cuddly pets
And friends who say, "Let's share!"

We finish reading the book.

I turn to Jack and ask him, "Jack, what would you say to Jesus if he came to our house?"

Jack thought for a second, takes a breath like he is about to answer my question, then releases it without any words coming out. He's staring down at some books so I ask him again.

"If Jesus came to see you, what would you say?"

He finally answers. "I'd say, 'It's good to see you.'"

"What else would you say?"

"I'd say, 'It's REALLY good to see you.'"

"Ok, that's good, but what else would you say?"

"I'd say, 'It's GREAT to see you.'"

I told him that was good. At least he's learning some manners. He was still thinking about the question a second later and told me that he'd say: "It is good to meet you" to Jesus.

Jack's thoughtfulness was probably not an uncommon response.

It's not an easy question to answer. It's one that should be very seriously considered.

Rev. 3:20 says:
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."

What would you say to Jesus if He came to visit you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's great. Bless Jack's heart. He's coming along really well :-) And you are too, Bec.