Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt.
Do we really care whether or not our loved ones receive their tickets to eternal life?
My grandson, nine years old at the time, insisted on going with me that Sunday to the adult class my husband and I teach. He loves his own Sunday school class and I was puzzled at his insistence that day but finally gave in. My husband had to stay home that day with a severe backache but young Charles Douglas helped me carry materials to our upstairs class. It was pretty nice to have him along!
He was very attentive and quiet but stayed right at my side like an egg under a hen. I am easily distracted so I really had to work at turning him out and concentrating on the lesson.
Based on scripture from I peter, the lesson concerned being courageous in the face of ridicule and even persecution. A culminating moment in the lesson presentation involved red paper hearts. These I invited Charles Douglas to pass out to the members. I was relieved I had enough for everyone except for Charles Douglas and me and whispered to him that I’d give him one at home. That was supposed to take care of that.
But Charles Douglas kept whispering something at my side and then sticking little scraps of paper in my hand. All the time I tuned him out, intent on making the important point that if our hearts are wholly committed to Him we will be prepared for the unthinkable, will have the right words when we need them, will be strong for every trial and opportunity. Each member was to use their paper heart to make a recommitment of their life to God and drop it in a basket as they left the class.
Later, at home, when I prayerfully drew out the hearts, I found three white lopsided hearts placed there, I knew, by Charles Douglas. When I talked to him about them he said there was one for me, one for Grandaddy, and one for him.
“I didn’t want us to be left out,” he said seriously.
Charles Douglas had gotten the point. He didn’t want any of us to be left out. God doesn’t want any of us to be left out. But we do have to choose to whom we’ll be committed for eternity. Have you made that choice? Don’t be left out!