Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bring the Little Children Unto Me

Worship Wednesday brought to you by Sista Cala.Last night I heard the heart warming testimony of a grandmother that was privileged to lead her 6 year old grandson to the Lord. The story goes something like this. His new baby cousin had just been born and he was on his way to see him. He asked his Nana if babies go to heaven when they die. Then he asked if he would go to heaven if he died.

She told him that he was the only one that could answer that question. After some thought, he told her that he would not go to heaven if he died. He wanted to know what he should do so he could go to heaven. After a brief explanation, she led him in a prayer for salvation. His countenance was changed instantly.

When Sunday service rolled around, he was so excited he could barely be contained. Like a racehorse in the starting gate, he fidgeted in the pew. He had been instructed to wait for the hymn of invitation, yet he tried to bolt with the first chord of each song. All the while his family beamed with pride. Soon the invitation was given. Then his public confession of faith was made and he was officially on his way to heaven.

I use the word officially only because that's the way his church sees it. Actually, I believe he was saved when he prayed with his Nana. God does not wait on the sanctions of the grown-ups to save a child, nor on the directives of denomination or church to save anyone. All He asks for is a child-like faith and a heart-felt request to be forgiven.

13Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. Matthew 19:13-15 KJV

It is so important to teach children of Jesus. No time is too early. Don't depend entirely upon the church to lead them. Live the Christian life before them at all times.Be prepared for their questions concerning salvation. What is instilled in them as babes will bring about the faith needed to seek and accept salvation.

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. IITimothy 3:14-16 KJV


Diane said...

Oh to have that childlike faith....over and over again each day of our lives!

What a great story....testimony of a Grandmother's love leading her grandchild to the love of Jesus!


Lorna (see through faith) said...


I pray that someone will continue to disciple him and help him grow in faith and more Jesus like everyday. We all need that don't we?