There was a teacher who asked the students in her fourth grade class to name the person they considered the greatest person alive in the world today. Their responses were varied and interesting.
One little boy said, “I think it’s Tom Brady because he won the Super Bowl seven times.” A little girl said that Oprah was the greatest person alive today..… and on and on it went with the students mentioning a wide variety of celebrities.
But then it was little Donnie’s turn. Without hesitation Donnie said, “I think it’s Jesus Christ because he loves everybody and is always ready to help them.”
Mrs. Thompson smiled and said, “Well, I certainly like your answer, Donnie, because I’m a Christian too… and I also admire Jesus very much. But there’s one slight problem. I said the greatest living person… and of course, Jesus lived and died almost two thousand years ago. Do you have another name in mind?”
Donnie responded with a simple, innocent, confident, wide-eyed response: “Oh no, Mrs. Thompson, that’s not right at all. Jesus Christ is alive! He lives in me right now!”
That’s the good news of our faith. God is with us right now working from the inside out, giving us the breath of life, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Thanks to James W. Moore for sharing. And thanks to Garrett for the picture.
Do YOU believe that Jesus lives in YOU right now? How so?
TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE IN YOU, YOU MUST TURN DOWN THE WORLD’S LOUD VOLUME!