Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What Would You Say?

I was busy typing on my computer and a 5 year-old little boy, 
walked over to me and picked up my i-phone and said, 
"Mwen vle ecri Jezi" (I want to write Jesus).  I opened an 
app that was a blank notepad and he began typing as fast
 as he could.  He sat next to me for about 15 minutes, 
which is a long time for this little guy.  Here's what he wrote...
Dxnxkxkxkoxoxoxxxxjxo kxlxoxopsxolsdksllxxlxoksnxmxzkkxnck
ckxkckxlzlxkxkxkxmxkxmlckxlsaMznsmdkd snxnkdjdaksxjd
kxkkssksksjjankakskwkwkwndc bxjanxn. B no xbnnxkxnx
bxbxxbzjnanxkskzkzn n n bNznnxanjssnkZxjbxb jxjizzjuszjj
E smdkxmxkfkfkfffkfdkddeddsmckkfkxkfkkkkcvmfkkk

I wonder what he was writing to Jesus.  I wonder if he thanked 
Jesus for all of the ways Jesus has blessed him and provided
 for him. I wonder if he told Jesus how thankful he is that He died 
on the cross for him.  John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world 
that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him 
may have eternal life".  I wonder if he asked for forgiveness 
for his sins.  

If I could write to Jesus what would I write?  What would He
 write back?  I imagine encouraging words.  I imagine Him 
telling me how much He loves me and how He is with me
 through life's joys and sorrows.  

I think about life as a journey.  Each day holds many possibilities.  
Sometimes, challenges that come my way are very difficult to
 get through, but I have a God that is with me through them.  
Sometimes, things seem impossible and that is when I need 
to trust 
God in a deep way because He is my strength.  
Philippians 4:13 says, 
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." 
 I am so thankful that I know Jesus.  

Yesterday, a teenage girl asked me 
"Ki le Jezi habité nan ke ou?" (When did Jesus start living
 in your heart?).  
I told her my story about accepting Jesus as a teenager and she
 smiled and told me Jesus lives in her heart too.  
It amazes me how so many people in Haiti have so little, 
yet their hearts are rich because they know Jesus.  
They thank God for blessing them with food, for their health
 and for their family.  They truly trust God to provide 
everything for them.  They live their life in a way that encourages
 me to live mine for the Lord.  

If you wrote a letter to Jesus, what would you say?  
What would Jesus write back?

-Kathy Aslakson, Healing Haiti Long Term Missionary