I read this devotion this morning: 10th October 2012 Reading
This part got me thinking:
Samuel, who was 4, had finished eating his dinner and asked if he could be dismissed from the table. He wanted to go outside to play. But he was too young to be out alone, so his mother said, “No. You can’t go outside by yourself. You need to wait for me to finish and go with you.” His quick reply: “But, Mommy, Jesus is with me!”
Samuel had learned well from his parents that the Lord is always by his side.
The little boy in this story points out a valid truth.
But now I am just stirring…
Would you as a Christian parent be able to let your child go outside on his own?
If not, why not?
Because it’s bad parenting?
Or because you don’t really believe that Jesus is that practical and when we learn that Jesus is with us, He really is with us?
In a south african context, I know many folk who would be very hesitant to leave their children alone outside.
Because of all the crime.
But I am just intigued… how practical is Jesus to you?
If we whole-heartedly believe that Jesus REALLY is there for us and really can PROTECT us.
How willing are we to trust that truth?
I don’t really know the answer.
But do we not speak of a very practical faith, yet we don’t always act it out?
I am guilty of that at times. how about you?