I Found Jesus

When I went to the Nazarene children’s camp in 1971, I found more than fun, I found Jesus. And you know what? I didn’t know I was missing him!

Seriously, when the lady on the stage told me the most important story I have ever heard, I was shocked! “Someone in heaven, that I have never met or seen loves me?” In my nine-year old mind I was thinking… “Jesus died for me?? He loves me? My heart is black? That’s awful. He can actually clean it? Hurry up, tell me how to get a white heart! “

My heart was beating so fast and I hung on every word of the song we sang next. It was about God preparing a place for us in heaven. I’ve never forgotten the words that drew me to him. Here they are.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1…..Blast-off!! Somewhere in outer space God has prepared a place for those who trust Him and obey.

Someday He’ll come again and though we don’t know when, the countdowns getting lower every day.

10 and 9, 8 and 7, 6 and 5 and 4 …call upon the Savior while you may

3 and 2 , coming through, the clouds in bright array. The countdown’s getting lower every day.

If you ever work with children or desire to, it is one of the most important things you can do with your life. Jesus loves children. Their innocence, need for love and their curiosity make them little sponges of what we tell or show them. May we always talk about Jesus to them. May we never forget how one story or one song about Jesus to one child can change their future, like it did mine. My children love Jesus because someone taught ME to.

Isn’t that incredible? God can work through us to change lives! He worked through that lady at Camp one summer Thank you, lady. I will never forget you and that special song and special day!

Dear God,

There are literally no “good enough” words to describe how I am feeling about all that you did for me. Your plan included using a lady at camp to draw me to you. It changed my whole life and is still changing my life. Although I can’t comprehend why you would love all of us so much, I know that you do. Please urge me and my friends to use whatever passions we have with the main goal of drawing others to you. Nothing else really matters. You already know this, but we love you so much! Amen

Just me. Just His.


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