A Sunday in Review? It's been a long time! I think the last one I did was in November. When there's not so much to report, I just don't think to do them. But this week, I have something to report!
After church yesterday, the mother of my one little Sunday school student came into the room to see if she could help with packing up my stuff and carrying things out to the car. She turned to me, and said, "Mrs. Hutchens, I want to tell you what happened last week." Last Sunday night, after church, her little girl was crying inconsolably. When her mom asked her what was wrong, brokenheartedly she said, "We don't have enough money to pay for my sins, Mommy! What are we going to do?" Mom immediately realized that her little girl was under conviction! Little R. sobbed that she had so many sins, and she didn't want to go to Hell. Mom gladly told her precious little girl that she didn't have to pay for her sins, that Jesus had already done it for her when He died on the cross. She helped her daughter understand that all she had to do was ask Jesus to forgive her sins, and He would, and she didn't have to pay for her sins. A few minutes later, R. asked Jesus to forgive her sins! My little Sunday school student was saved!
How thrilled I am to tell you this story! While there was a slight misunderstanding about "paying for your sins" with money, R had the basic idea that she was a sinner and she couldn't do anything about it (neither could her parents!). What a blessed relief we have in Jesus! Wes and I are absolutely thrilled that R is saved. Our prayer is - and has been - that she would be saved early in life and spend her whole life serving God. Her parents are one of our most faithful couples, and they are doing a great job of raising their little girl. Praise the Lord that their entire family is now safe in Christ!