Can You Tell Her?
Opportunities. It’s funny how they sometimes land right in front of us, and other times we have to search for them like that lost sock in the dryer. The type of opportunity that I’m referring to is sharing the gospel with others. I want to let people know that they can spend eternity with God and that there is a way for their sins to be forgiven. There is hope for tomorrow.
Here’s the story. I recently prayed that God would reveal how He wants to use me in this world — because I am really clueless these days. Some of my friends have these obvious talents/gifts — like a musical talent, amazing leadership skills, and the ability to create relationships with everyone they meet. Sometimes I find myself feeling envious and then defeated. I know we aren’t supposed to feel that way, but sometimes it’s a challenge.
Anyway, today something happened at my preschool that I want to share. I have lunch duty, and as I walked by one of the tables, a 5 year old boy raised his hand to get my attention. I walked over and asked what he needed. He said, “Mrs. Knapp, can you tell her (pointing to one of his classmates) who Jesus is? She doesn’t know.”
My heart just about leaped out of my chest!
To hear someone even mention HIS name in a public school was music to my ears!
As you can imagine, I had to be careful with my answer. There was so much that I wanted to say, but I couldn’t. Anything associated with religion is pretty much off limits in a public school. So, I asked the little boy exactly what he told her so far. The girl listened as I I asked, “Did you tell her that he’s God’s son?” He just smiled and said, “And He lives far away — pointing up.” The little girl asked, “You mean the North Pole?” I said, “No, not there. Heaven.”
That was the end of the discussion. Very short, but it was a tiny seed planted and prayerfully that little girl will want to know more about Jesus. I wish I could’ve said more, but I knew I would’ve been stepping over the line. However, those rules won’t stop me from praying for her and giving thanks for that little boy and the opportunity to talk about the one I love more than anything – Jesus.
To God be the glory.