From the Archives: The Gospel Draws Hearts
Originally written February 20, 2018
A few weeks ago after a lesson about King Sauls dirty (sinful) heart and king Davids clean (pure) heart a seven-year-old came to me and said: “Mr. John, I think my heart is dirty.”
A half-hour later she prayed to accept Jesus as her Saviour!
There are a few doubts about whether or not her decision was genuine, but her coming to me shows a working of God upon her heart.
There are dozens of children in Barrouaillie who would gladly pray the sinners prayer with me if I asked. But instead of choosing Christ as their Savior, they would be doing something to make me happy.
So I usually wait for a “Mr. John my heart is dirty” moment
This can take a long time….but it’s well worth the wait.
There is another little girl who attends every service at Tabernacle, take notes sitting beside the pastor’s wife, and can explain clearly what it means to believe in Jesus. But if you ask where she will go when she dies the answer will always be “hell.”
The honest truth is she isn’t ready to accept Christ yet.
It’s incredibly tempting to put pressure on her for Salvation, but instead, I’m called to place the Gospel and Christ’s free gift of Salvation before them every day (Romans 1:16).
My words may lead to a decision, but only the Gospel can show children their heart is truly dirty.