Monday, February 13, 2006

A Child's Perspective

Our son was praying with his 6 year old daughter. They prayed that everybody would be well, and that everybody would be saved so that no one would go to hell. After they finished praying the following conversation took place:

Kate: What's hell?
Daddy: Well, right now Jesus is up in heaven with God. But one day, He will come back to earth. All the people asleep in graves in the ground, and everybody alive and walking around on earth will see Him. And God will tell Jesus which people will get to go to heaven with Him and all the rest will go to a very bad place called hell.
Kate: WOW! Will it be badder than jail? My teacher went to jail once.

Oh, my. The things we learn in conversations with children!

And speaking of Jesus coming back. I sometimes teach our ladies Bible class on Wednesday evenings. We have been studying angels. Last Wednesday we were talking about how one single angel appeared to the shepherds, and how afraid they were. And then after the angel delivered his proclamation, the heavens opened and were filled with the heavenly host singing and praising God. WOW! Don't you know those shepherds were in awe then!

And how amazing it will be when Jesus comes again, with the sounding of the trumpet and the heavenly host coming with him. WOW!

"Will I stand in His presence, or to my knees will I fall,
Will I sing Hallelujah or will I be able to speak at all....."

Come, Lord Jesus!


Beckie said...

Hi Joyce! I just found your blog and enjoyed your current post very much. Glad to "surf" into another believer. God bless!

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, today sounds like a good day for His return. Glad to see you blogging. Beckie is my neighbor and I've also told some other christian blogger friends about make sure you give them something to read when they visit! ( just a hint!)

Great post as usual!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm wondering about the teacher!!

PresentStorm said...

I love that song ...

and yes you can find out so much from talking with a child ...

they are so open and honest about others

Lazy Daisy said...

Hey Joyce, missed you at the training camp for Blog Olympics....need your help in Where in World is Barbara Miers? Miss ya!