The Gospel of the Resurrection
Galatians 2: 19-21
19) ''For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
21) I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!'' (NIV)
On a particular Sunday in a Children Sunday School class, the lesson was about a Jesus who could do anything. This Jesus was portrayed and presented as bigger, greater, and more powerful than one could imagine. The young people asked questions about how big is this Jesus? How strong was this Jesus?
They then compared Him to images of greatness that they understood. They asked if this Jesus was more powerful than a King or the President of the United States?
Was this Jesus big enough to handle the whole wide world?
Was this Jesus greater than the greatest hero of that era? They wanted to know could Jesus conqueror the world's greatest enemies? Could this Jesus be defeated? And the teacher was so convincing, and so affirmative; said that this Jesus who is God can not be defeated!
When the invitation was given for discipleship, one of the young girls in the class accepted Christ and came forward. As she was riding home, she began to ask her mother questions, such as, ''Mom, Jesus is such a big God isn't He? Mom said yes, He certainly is! The little girl said, He is bigger than this whole wide world according to my teacher, and He has this whole world in His hands! Is that right?
Mom replied He sure does! The little girl continued to ask questions as children do, and then she made a profound statement!
She said, and this big Jesus, this Jesus who is big and great, now after I accepted him, they said He now lives in me, in my heart.
I accepted Him today in my heart Mom didn't I?
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