Nine-Year-Old Wants a Bible

This afternoon we had our Bible table set up on the beach promenade. Nine-year-old Andrew rode up on his scooter and asked, “How much are your Bibles?”

“They’re free.”

“They’re free? Are they for anyone?”

“Yes, they are. Just take your pick.  Are you here with your parents?”

“My mom’s in the bar having a beer. Wow! I don’t know which one to choose!  Is this one real leather?  I kinda like this other one because it has maps. But here’s one with gold on the edge of the pages.  Hmmm. Maybe I’ll just choose one by saying Eenie Meenie Miney Mo.”  And he did.

I asked him some questions.  He said he sometimes attends church with his mom. “I know the Bible is God’s Word and that’s important to me.”

He seemed to think he was already good enough to enter heaven until I explained that nobody is good enough.  “The Bible tells us we are all sinners and we need a Savior. That’s why Jesus came. He wanted to pay for our sins on the cross so that someday we can be freely admitted to heaven.”  I went through a couple booklets for children that explained God’s plan of salvation and he listened closely.

Later he brought his mother to meet us.  I said, “It has been a pleasure meeting Andrew. He is a remarkable young man with a heart for God.”  She smiled in agreement and thanked us.

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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1 Response to Nine-Year-Old Wants a Bible

  1. Kristi Ann says:

    Amen-Amein Sister in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua Kathleen!! ❤
    You’re Very Welcome my Sweet Sister in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua Kathleen!!

    MAY OUR ONE TRUE GOD the HEAVENLY FATHER who art in HEAVEN ABOVE BLESS ALL my Sisters and Brothers in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    Happy Fourth of July USA 1776-2018!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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