“David your food is getting cold”, Sarah called, as her six year old son was glued to his Bible.
She snatched the Bible from him angrily. “I’ve told you I’m late for work!” What are you looking for? For the past week you’ve been inseparable from this Bible,” Sarah said as she helped her son to adjust his school uniform.
“Mom, I can’t seem to find my answer , perhaps you can help me.” David said.
“Okay but eat first and we can talk in the car.” she replied.
On the way to school he asked “Mum, may I ask my question now? “
“Of course “,Sarah replied.
“Mum, are there two Jesuses?”
“What did you say?”
“Are there two Jesuses?”, he repeated.
“Who taught you this heresy?”, Sarah asked angrily. David knew his mum’s temper and started shaking.
“Our new teacher taught us that… ” Sarah interrupted
“So, your new teacher has been feeding you this nonsense!, David said, “No he said…..” “Shut up!!” Sarah interjected, I will go and see him myself! I’d rather go to work late than allow this heresy to continue.”
When they got to the school, Sarah walked straight to the headteacher’s office and demanded that the teacher be sacked because the teacher was leading the children astray with heresies so the teacher was summoned to the office but he denied ever telling the children that there were two Jesuses.
So David, now in tears, was summoned and asked:
“Why do you think there are two Jesuses? “
Still crying he said:
“Our teacher told us that Jesus is our father and his children behave exactly like him. He said Jesus does not steal, lie, fight or stay away from church and his children are the same.”
“Okay, that’s true but that is not enough reason for you to believe that there are two Jesuses “, the headmistress said, wiping David’s face. David continued:
“My mum says she is Jesus’ daughter, she keeps singing: “I am a child of God”, but mum still fights. I saw her take daddy’s money last month and when daddy asked her, she lied about it. Also we have not been to church for about five months. Just this morning, she fought with daddy and was very rude to him so I’ve been thinking that Mummy’s Jesus is a different Jesus from my teacher’s Jesus; that’s why I kept searching my Bible to see if I would find my mummy’s Jesus in there…
By this time, Sarah was in tears and both the headmistress and David’s teacher were looking down in embarrassment!
Sarah was so ashamed that she could not look into her son’s eyes…
The Big Question:
Does your character and behaviour make people question whether you serve a different Jesus?
Let’s pray about these things!