“And for the people present in Susa the citadel, both great and small, a feast lasting seven days in the court of the garden of the king’s palace.” Esther 1:5
Today is a day of celebrating! Yesterday was Derby Day.
My husband Sean has loved and run in demolition derbies since I’ve been with him (around 15 years).
But yesterday marked a new beginning. The beginning of a dream being realized. While it’s my job to disciple the followers of this blog, it’s my husband’s job to go out there in his 7×70 car and draw attention himself in order to draw attention to God. (Which he does a FABULOUS job of doing.) This draws people to our table where we have free Bibles with stickers on them letting the recipients know about the blog. What better way to simultaneously disciple hundreds of people all over the world?
I am so happy to share with you that SEVENTEEN Bibles were given out last night. That’s a new record for us! Seventeen souls welcomed the Word of God into their lives!
But then on top of that, at the end of the derby the promoter came up to Sean with a trophy and a check for being the “Intimidator”. Which means that he was the most intimidating driver of the whole derby! It’s a huge honor. While every class has a first place winner only one person gets this prize.
So to say the least we were on cloud nine night! SEVENTEEN Bibles AND the Intimidator!
But then we came home and put the kids to bed and just before we hit the hay ourselves Sean checked Facebook. There was a picture on there that was so priceless I could hardly believe my eyes. (I’m working on making that picture available to you but I’m not sure I’ll be able to.) It was 4 children sitting on the ground having a Bible study with their new Bibles! The grins on their faces are from ear to ear. Well except for the little boy in the group who looks like he may have gotten dragged into it. 😉
In this last year of handing out Bibles I’ve noticed something. Is the children that very the most excited about the Bibles. While some adults may like the fact that we’re doing it, the children are the ones that desire the Bibles themselves. They ALL want one, even if they already have one at home.
This is what I was pondering this morning when God gave me a verse:
“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mark 10:15)
These children see a Bible and instinctively know what it’s about. They know and they desire it. No, they may not fully understand all the words in that Bible, but they don’t care either. They know that book is about Jesus and that’s all they care about. I think there is much wisdom in these children. And I pray God bless them greatly for their willingness to trust.
May we all be more like them!
“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Luke 15:7)
On a side note we are OUT OF BIBLES! We are planning on going to another derby this coming Saturday in Lafayette Indiana. So any donations you could contribute &/or prayers you could send our way we would GREATLY appreciate! Also, if you’re in the area we would really like for you to stop by and say hi! 😀