Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mark 10:15)
“Do you really believe that something man-made could be a god? I think that’s weird.” I clearly remember saying this to my friend who called a statue of Buddha, a god; when I was second grade. I don’t know if I have the courage to say that to my friends who visit various temples and shrines to pray to gods there now. Kids are so honest and brave. Luckily, I don’t remember my friend’s reaction after I said that.
Today, Yoshito, our lead pastor here at Soma Fuchu shared this story about his daughter coming back from school in tears.
Friday was March 11th, the 6th anniversary of the great Tohoku earthquake. So, my daughter’s school teacher told her students to go to a temple and pray. After the class, his daughter was telling her friends that she wouldn’t go to a temple because she doesn’t believe god is there. With that her friends began to ridicule her and say hurtful things.
I know…. I can’t believe this actually happened.
I am so proud of her that she told her friends her faith even though her teacher ask her to do the opposite. And I’m sure that God was pleased with that.
Now that I’m a mom with two little ones. I’m praying that my husband and I can share the Gospel every day, every hour and every minute in our lives with our children and they will decide to accept the truth and Hold steadfast to it despite the world around them telling so many lies in so many different ways.