Monday, December 7, 2009

Why Did You Not Tell Me?

My husband is reading a book to us called,

Missionary Patriarch: The True Story of John G. Paton.

There was a story in the book that touched my heart and convicted me at the same time. Swallow hard and read on. Below is a quote from the book:

Shortly before his decease he said to his parents, "I am going soon to be with Jesus; but I sometimes fear that I may not see you there."
"Why so, my child?" said his weeping mother.
"Because" he answered, "if you were set upon going to Heaven and seeing Jesus there, you would pray about it, and sing about it; you would talk about Jesus to others, and tell them of that happy meeting with Him in Glory. All this my dear Sabbath School teacher taught me, and she will meet me there. Now why did not you, my father and mother, tell me all these things about Jesus, if you are going to meet Him to?"
Their tears fell fast over their dying child; and he little know, in his unthinking eighth year, what a message from God has pierced their souls through his innocent words.
'Nuff said?


Camille said...

What a wonderful thought provoking story...thanks Michelle! It is so true...we ought to be joyfully proclaiming the GOOD NEWS!!! Especially at this wonderful time of the year and in our homes to our children FIRST!!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a blessed week in the Lord!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

WOW! I can't say much more! What an amazing truth!

J said...

Oh my goodness. Sobering.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That is very moving.

Craig and Heather said...

That is poignantly beautiful.