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I’M HERE!

Family and Friends,

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go:

and when he is old,

he will not depart from it.

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The Rogers family were devout Christians who had built a strong family.

The father had a special interest in the spiritual condition of each of his children

and often would quiz them in order to know if they were sure of their salvation.

Occasionally he would ask them to share in their own words about their

relationship with Jesus Christ.

One day it was seven-year-old Jimmy’s turn to express how he knew he had

eternal life so Jimmy told his version:

“I think it will be something like this in heaven.  One day when we all get to go to

heaven, it will be time for the big angel to read from the big book the names of all

the people who will be there.  He will come to the Rogers family and say,

‘Daddy Rogers’;  and Daddy will say, ‘Here!’

The angel will call out ‘Mommy Rogers’ and Mommy will say, ‘Here!’

Then the angel will come down to call out ‘Susie Rogers’ and ‘Mavis Rogers’ and

they will both say, ‘Here!’ “

He paused a bit in his telling of this account.                                                                                        

He took a big deep breath and continued,      

“And finally that big angel will read my name, ‘Jimmy Rogers’ and because I’m little

and maybe he’ll miss me, I’ll jump up and shout real loud, ‘HERE!’  to make sure he

knows I’m there.”

Just a few days later there was a tragic accident. A car struck down little Jimmy

Rogers as he made his was to  catch the school bus.  He was rushed by ambulance to

the hospital, and all the family was summoned.  He was in critical condition. The

little family group gathered around the bed in which Jimmy now lay with no

 movement, no consciousness, and no hope for recovery.

The doctors had done all that was in their power.  Jimmy would probably be gone by

morning. The family prayed and waited.

    

Late in the night the little boy seemed to be stirring a bit.  They all moved closer.  

They saw his lips move; just one word was all he uttered before he passed from this

life.  But what a word of comfort and hope for a grieving family he was to leave

behind!  In a clear voice of a little boy, loud and clear enough so all could hear and

understand, little Jimmy Rogers said the one word:

                                                                            “HERE!”                                                                                     

And then he was gone to another life beyond this world where a big angel was

reading the names of all those written there.

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Whether this is a true story or not, it certainly touched my heart when I read it

because of the Christian principles and innocence of a child such as Jimmy.

Think about it, what do you see in it?  I thought about Jimmy going to school

and the teacher calling the roll and the children all answering, “here,” and how

in his child’s mind he probably expected it would be the same procedure in heaven.

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Tell me the story of Jesus,

Write on my heart every word;

Tell me the story most precious,

Sweetest that ever was heard.

~

Fanny Crosby

The heart and mind of a child is fertile ground to plant the good Gospel seeds.

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Thank you for stopping by.

Please pray for America the Beautiful

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