Jud is my 15 year old. He has always been a deep thinker and a Christ like kid. God has used Jud many many times to set me straight or to show me something I obviously wasn’t getting on my own. Back when he was ten and in the 5th grade he came and sat by me late one night. He said to me: “Mama we really need to go to Hollywood and talk to those people. They don’t know that what they are doing …. is just not right. We know right from wrong . . . I think it is our job to tell them and to explain it to them. Then they might not do some of the things they do.” So what was I supposed to say? I agreed with him and told him he was so right. And that we will work on that. He walked back upstairs and went back to bed.
Here he comes again. . . “Mama I have a great idea! Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get an article that could be on the front page of a New York Newspaper or one of those big newspapers in California? Maybe when people pick it up to read the news they could see the headlines DAVID DEFEATS GOLIATH! You know they would want to read it!” He was getting excited at this point and loud. Then he said “It is a good true story and one that would be hard to stop reading once they started. Whoever reads it would see that the good guy wins. And that David was not alone and that is how he faced his challenges. Momma we all face challenges and I just don’t know how so many people in the world can get thru life’s troubles without God. This would be something that they could read thinking it was news and then get just a tiny bit of a story that shows how David did it in Bible times and how we can do it today”. I told him that could possibly be the best idea ever and that we will have to work on that! Then Jud went back to bed.
Here he comes again…you can see that all of this is still heavy on his mind. He said . .“Mama I just love it when the Bible bus comes to school. I wish they came every day. I think it would be good if our school (a public school by the way) would take just a few minutes off of each class like math, P.E., reading and create a new subject. If we studied the Bible like a regular subject we would really know all of it by the time we graduated high school. I like all the history they teach us in class and all that we’ve learned that has lead us up to today. But why aren’t we learning the History that’s in the Bible? All that happened long before this “history” that they are teaching us now? We need to know as much as possible to share it with everybody else.” I told him that I thought he was on to something! All I could say was how smart he was and that we will have to work on it!
I sat there in awe of how smart this 10 year old was. How he has it all figured out and I went to bed with my head spinning.
The next morning, on the way to school, just before I dropped them off, he looked at me and said “Mama, do we have a game plan yet? We have a lot to do don’t we?”
Yes we do son, yes we do . . . .
To this child (then and now) it’s still very simple It’s written in black and white & RED.
We must go and tell. Do His work and get up every morning and do it again.
“Let’s get to work.”
Matthew 28:16-20 NIV The Great Commission
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
~ Susan Q. Bailey