What’s in Your Heart?
Although outward beauty may be seen
All painted on with a brush so fair
Its shallowness can be revealed
In our actions unaware.
Like an oyster in the ocean
It’s outer shell so plain and dull,
But when you look inside of it,
There’s a pearl so beautiful.
But inner beauty is much more rare
And it comes from God above.
It is shown in how we act
And how we show His love.
I hope to be like the oyster,
When you look inside you’ll see,
A heart so warm and beautiful,
And see God’s love inside of me.
- Ruth Johnson
Our chapel lessons the past few weeks have been about Jesus appearing to His friends to show them that He was truly alive! Even though we can’t see Jesus He wants us to know that He is real and that He’s with us all the time.
I asked the children if they had ever seen or touched Jesus. None had. Then I asked them, “How can we know and believe in Jesus if we have never seen Him?”
The children know about the Bible. It’s God’s Word and everything in it is true! We can believe in Jesus because “the Bible tells us so!” When we believe in Jesus He lives in our hearts and minds. I asked the children if Jesus was in their hearts. Of course, they all said “Yes! Jesus is in our hearts!” Then I said. “I don’t know if I can believe you. I can’t see Him. How do I know He’s in your little heart?” Now I really got their minds spinning. One little guy raised his hand and declared, “You can’t see Him because I have skin on!” Out of the mouths of babes! I told him he was right and then we continued talking about ways that people can tell we believe in Jesus—our actions will show people! Our listening ears, helping hands, I-care language, caring about each other’s feelings and being responsible for what we say and do will show others that Jesus is in our hearts!
Later in the day one group of boys and girls were pretending they had on x-ray glasses and they said, “I can see Jesus in your heart!” Goodness hearing that melted my heart! Have you seen Jesus? He truly is here—right in plain view.
I would like to close with a quote from Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” On June 15th, I will be retiring from Littlest Angels. I can say, without a doubt, that all the dear children who have attended this special place for “growing” children have indeed stolen my heart. I will carry so many fond memories made in the last 18 years with me where-ever I go and as long as I live. And I won’t cry because it’s over, but I will continue to smile and thank the good Lord, because it happened.
Thank you all for your warm and beautiful hearts! God bless us all!