I drove 150 miles round trip
To hear a friend preach
And see him baptize an infant
My friend preached on the Father's love
For the prodigal son...
Said, "The father loves those outside the fold
Every bit as much as those inside the fold!"
Made me remember that the Good Shepherd
Hunted far and near to bring the one lost sheep
Back to the other ninety-nine.
I thought, statistically speaking,
The Good Shepherd leaves no sheep behind,
(A hundred percent salvific rate
I'd call it... Pretty good odds for even
A dumb sheep like me...).
After the ceremony,
Lunching at the family's house,
The older brother of the baptized boy
Looked up at me,
Cake in his mouth,
And asked,"Are you Jesus?"
Took me quite by surprise,
I said, "No, I'm not Jesus!"
He asked, "Where is Jesus?"
His grandfather said,
Pointing to the little guy's chest.
A little while later,
When his mom sat next to him,
He pointed to his chest,
"Jesus lives in here!"
One in a church,
One in a garage...
I heard two today.
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Still pondering the little guy's question....