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...
kskwkwkwndc bxjanxn. B no xbnnxkxnx
bxbxxbzjnanxkskzkzn n n bNznnxanjssnkZxjbxb jxjizzjuszjj
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
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?).
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