A cute little girl with curly blond hair and bright blue eyes looked up at her Sunday School teacher and asked, “What is a Christian?”
The teacher asked, “Why do you ask, Betsy?
“Well, I always hear on the television that Christians are killed, and even some people say they are bad,” she answered.
“No, Christians are not bad, but I’ll come back next week with a good answer as to what a Christian is, said the teacher.
She first tried to find out why Christians are persecuted so often and so hard, but she couldn’t find out anything that a little child could understand, in fact she couldn’t understand it either.”
So, she made a list that goes something like this:
- A Christian family goes to church every Sunday. No, that isn’t it.
- A Christian is someone who doesn’t drink, smoke or swear. That doesn’t answer it.
- A Christian reads the Bible every day. that’s getting closer, but it isn’t right.
- A Christian gives clothes, food, and even toys to a family who needs help. No, others do too.
“None of that explains anything,” she thought, “I know, I’ll tell her why I’m a Christian, that’s what I’ll do.”
The following Sunday the teacher told her students what a Christian is. She said, “A Christian is someone who believes Jesus is not just a good man. He is the Son of God who came down here as a human baby. But God wanted so badly to save the people and He knew that people needed someone to save them.
Jesus was that baby who grew up, not doing anything wrong, but the people killed him by nailing him to a tree. He died. and three days later He walked out of his grave! He was alive again! He visited with his friends and many other people and stayed around for several days before God took him to Heaven. Jesus had done what God wanted him to do. And if you believe what I have told you, you are saved also. That means you will go to Heaven when you die, and you will live with God and Jesus forever! It is important that you ask to be forgiven of any sins you have done. You can do this in your prayers every day.
I don’t know why some people don’t like him. Probably they are mad because they aren’t Christians too, but all they have to do is believe what I have told you. Then, they will be Christians too. You know what? We are the ones who need to tell them!”