On Wednesday afternoons I pick up the Elementary kids from school, give them a snack, have a Bible lesson, and play games with them. This Wednesday was not exception, but what happened was amazing.
After the Bible study when it was time to go outside and play, a kid told me that another kids was crying. I went up to (let's call him Bob because I am posting this story on the internet) Bob and asked him what was wrong. He told me with tears in his eyes, "I just want to know more about Jesus!" Just take a minute to let that simple phrase sink in. Bob is in the 4th grade and realizing something profound. What if we all had that strong of a desire to know our Savior more and more, to never be satisfied where we are, but always wanting to grow in our knowledge of and relationship with Jesus? Don't you think that this is what God desires of us?
We went off to a room to talk. He said that he regretted not being in church more. Since he plays travel ball and has had some family issues, he hasn't been in church on a regular basis, yet wants to go so bad! This boy has a craving to be a part of the body of Christ. Do we always? Is going to church just a routine or do we really get excited to fellowship with believers and learn more about who God is?
We talked about the difference between knowing about Jesus and trusting in Him. We talked about how Jesus, God's own son, died on the cross for all the wrong that we have and will commit here on earth, so that we might live with God for all eternity. He did more than die and pay the penalty, He rose from the grave conquering death! Hallelujah, what a Savior!!!
How this simple conversation with blunt honesty holds so much truth. Sometimes I think we need to get back to the basics, to see the overall picture of what God has done for us. May it never be old in our ears!