Through the Eyes of Children

December 13th, 2011

RG AUDIO 121311John 1:1-18

We have all seen children depict Jesus through drawings. He is always wearing a white robe with long curly hair. He is always smiling. Often, he is carrying a little lamb or holding hands with children, or maybe knocking on a closed door. It is even becoming more popular for children to draw Jesus as a cartoon character. Jesus feels very close to them while they draw him. The Jesus they draw is the gentle Jesus of their imaginations and prayers. Through their art they experience Jesus in their lives.

However, it’s hard for them to draw God. They draw God as a beam of light or voice because they know that God is a Spirit. What if his Spirit didn’t come to us in the person of Jesus? How would we think of him? How would we understand that God is real in our lives?

God has made himself real to us through Jesus.


2 Responses to “Through the Eyes of Children”

  1. Bob Worthman Says:

    December 13th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
    – Collosians 1:15

  2. T.Benale Says:

    December 13th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    This the reason why this God is so unique and real as He reveals Himself through Jesus Christ in human form. As a Native American, my people have so many gods through nature such as mountains, plants, animals, and the universe. This is probably why its hard for them to understand this God of the gospel because they can’t see it or He is not visible to them like their gods. I’m a pastor’s wife in the church of the Nazarene, and my husband Rev. Dennis Benale and I have been ministered for about 29 yrs now among our people. We have quite a mission field right here in the United States in our own back yard, not just elsewhere over seas or in a another country. Our people are dying without God, especially our young people today who are committing sucide. Yes the harvest is real in our own country, and my husband pastor is trying to built a church church off the Indian reservation in Flagstaff, Arizona.,( Kinlani Church of the Nazarene) but we need some help or support to reach our Native communities. God Bless you. Mrs Benale

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