seeing the hurt in her eyes

the hurt in her eyes

Isaiah 53:5 NIrV
But the servant was pierced because we had sinned. He was crushed because we had done what was evil. He was punished to make us whole again. His wounds have healed us.

I was in the car with my youngest yesterday. It was just the two of us in the car and she was really quiet. I thought it was because she was not feeling well. (We both stayed home from church because we had fevers the night before.) We were listening to Christian Christmas music on a local radio station. After a few more minutes go by she begins asking me questions.

Lennie: Some people believe in Jesus but don’t go to church right?
Mom: yes honey. That is true. You can believe and not go to church but God tells us in his word we should go to church and be in community with other believers.

Hebrews 10:25
“not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Lennie: Does ______ go to church? (asked about 8 times of different people)
Mom: no honey they do not.
Lennie: But they believe in God right?
Mom: yes honey they do.
Lennie: then why don’t they go to church?
Mom: I am not sure honey, you will have to ask them.
Lennie: Does ______ go to church?
Mom: no honey they do not.
Lennie: But they believe in God right?
Mom: no honey they do not.
Lennie: But why?, well maybe they do right?
Mom: no honey, they have told us many times they do not.
Lennie: (with a look of shock) why?
Mom: Sometimes people choose not to believe. But it’s our job to remind them of all that God has done for them, to pray for them and share Jesus love with them.
Lennie: oh, okay

I think this was first time that my daughter realized that not all the people she loves and cares for will be with her in heaven.
She was born into a family that loves the Lord, who prays often, reads the word daily, and loves others like Jesus would.
Mind you none of this is done perfectly, but we try.
So to her, this is all she knows. It’s her center. It’s what she believes.
She has seen time and time again all the miracles God has done in her life and in the lives of those around her.
She can not imagine not believing in a God that makes her feel safe at night and protects her. When she is sick or hurt the first things she asks for me to do is pray for her. She believes with her whole being that God will take care of her.

It made my heart heavy knowing that she was hurting for those she loves.
It also encouraged me that she has a heart for the lost. That she longs to see everyone in heaven.
I will continue to pray that the Lord increases this burden in her heart and that she is bold in her faith and shares Jesus love with everyone.

Matthew 18:2-6
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

become like children

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