Friday, April 24, 2009

Sharing Jesus

The other day C told me about how she tried to witness to a friend on the school playground. It went something like this...

"I asked L ... Do you go to church? She said ... Sometimes. I said ... cause if you go to church then you are going to come with me to a new earth because this earth will be destroyed by bad people. L started to freak and said ...I CAN'T leave my mom and dad!! I told her...Your mom and dad are coming too! L kept freaking and then told the teacher. The teacher said...Some people go to church and some people don't. It's our job to be nice to each other. That's not true. It's our job to tell other people about Jesus!"

I was then amazed by the question C asked me after her story was done....

"Should I tell my other friend about Jesus?"

She was not going to let the teacher's, or L's, reaction discourage her from telling others. I asked her why she wanted to tell her friends about Jesus. I was curious to know what the motivating force was...or rather how she would explain it. She became emotional and said that they were her best friends and she didn't want to leave them behind.

There are some days where I don't know what to do with my feisty firecracker of a kid...and then there are days like this where I see her boldness funnelled in a good direction. I have to smile as I realize she's getting it...the important it. She might not get it yet that bedtime is not the time to be goofing around...but she understands that people need Jesus.