A Young Boy was Challenged after Seeing "JESUS"

Thu May 30, 2019 · Comments

I love to volunteer with the four- and five-year-olds at my church on Sundays. Kids have a beautiful way of accepting the truth without feeling weighed down by other knowledge or circumstances like adults. Kids grasp the simplicity of God's love and forgiveness without doubts.

While on a trip to South America, I had the privilege of talking with an 8-year-old boy who was apparently feeling convicted by what Jesus did for him. Here is the story:

As people were putting away the chairs following the "JESUS" film showing, I noticed an empty chair next to a boy who was sitting, looking rather serious while his friends stood nearby goofing off.

I sat down next to him and learned that his name was *Leroy and that he was nine years old. Leroy was the only member of his family to have gone to the film showing. I asked him what he thought of the film or if he had questions about what he saw. The question he asked surprised me.

"When I die, what will God charge against me?"

Leroy was feeling guilty and convicted because the gospel message had touched his heart and mind.

I explained to Leroy that Jesus loved him and wanted to die in his place. By acknowledging Jesus was now his Savior, Leroy could be assured of forgiveness and eternal life with Jesus. I asked Leroy if he wanted to accept Jesus as his Savior.

He nodded his head and answered a firm, "Yes."  So, we bowed our heads, folded our hands, and young Leroy prayed to accept Christ that night.

I told him that according to Bible, he had become a child of God! He smiled and blushed.

If you have children or would be interested in sharing "The Story of Jesus for Children," you can do so by showing the film on the site or purchasing the DVD!

Sarah Olsen is a recent graduate from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated with a degree in mass communication and has much experience in writing and digital media, including writing for a local media channel. She is interning for a second year with Jesus Film Project. She was introduced to JFP after researching summer mission trips with Cru before her senior year of college. After participating on a Jesus Film Mission Trip to Panama, God continued to use that trip in her life and eventually led her to join JFP in Florida. She grew up with her parents, and two younger, twin sisters and does not know what she is going to do next in life.

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