This morning in devotions we read about when Jesus was taken before Pilate. We talked about the humiliation Jesus had to go through. To many people Jesus probably looked like a crazy man. The mocked him as “king of the Jews.” I was thinking about this on the way to school with the kids. How people today still think it’s crazy to believe in this Jesus. I don’t want to children at Love and Hope to believe just because it is what they were taught. I want them to believe because they have an intimate relationship with Jesus and conviction in their hearts. Our van has bench seats and in the first row next to me as I drove was Shelby, Joselyn and Leo. I wanted to get a feel as to how personal their conviction is, so I asked them a question. “So do you guys really believe that this Jesus really existed and that what the Bible says about Him is true?” I asked as if I myself was doubting. “Si” they all three said together. I asked why? What makes you so sure? Because we know that the person Jesus really existed. I asked “But what if it’s all made up?” “No, because he died to save us.” I again questioned them, “Do you believe that just because that’s what you’ve been told?” Joselyn spoke up first, “No, I believe it because of His creation. God has to be the creator of this world.” Then Shelby said “I know that Jesus came and died for our sins, because he loves us.” Leo said “there’s no way this world was an accident.” I asked them again, “So you guys really believe in Jesus?” Again, they all said “yes.” Then I told them confidently “So do I.” Please continue to pray for all our children, that Jesus will be more and more real to them every day.
Thanks to all of those who remembered Kevin’s 7th birthday. It was a fun day yesterday. He got some puppets, a music box and a new outfit. And some of the best cake I’ve ever had (thanks to Alyssa Miller!).
Well, I’m off to ISNA (El Salvador’s Children’s protective Services) and then to get back early to spend the afternoon with the kids.