Hope of Eternity
Isaiah 53:4-6 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all
(Matthew 18:11) “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.
The following essay was written some years ago by Danny Dutton, 8 years old, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. His assignment was to write about GOD. It’s a little long, but so, so worth the read, a little at a time.
Continues from Wednesday. . .
Atheists are people who don’t believe in GOD. I don’t think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren’t any who come out church.
Jesus is GOD’s son, He used to do all the work, like walking on water and doing miracles and trying to teach people about GOD who didn’t want to learn. They finally got tired of preaching to them and they crucified Him. But He was good and kind and like Hid father and He told His father that they didn’t know what they were doing and to forgive them, and GOD said OK. His father appreciated everything He had done and all His hard work on earth, so He did not have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in Heaven. So He did. And now He helps His father out by listening to prayers and seeing which things are important for GOD to take care and which ones he can take care of Himself without having to bother GOD. Like a secretary, only more important of course. You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to hear you because they’ve got it all worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.
You should always go to Sunday School because it makes GOD happy and if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s GOD. Don’t skip Sunday School to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. That is wrong and besides the sun doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway. If you don’t believe in GOD, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like camp, but GOD can. It’s good to know He’s around when you’re scared of the dark, and when you can’t swim very good and you get thrown into real deep water by the big kids. But you shouldn’t just always think of what GOD can do for you. I figure GOD put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases.
And that’s why I believe in GOD.