A four-year-old girl lay on the living room floor, propped up on her elbows, looking at Bible illustrations that were leaning up against a pair of large feet.
She listened as her Papa told her the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
“Why did Jesus have to die?” a tender little heart wondered.
“Because everyone is a sinner and on their way to hell because of their sin.”
“Yeah,” the little girl thought…”I know I’m sinner. I’ve been mean to my big brother, I’ve told mommy things that are not true, I’ve disobeyed my Papa.”
“Jesus loved Annie and died for her sins so that she would not have to spend forever and ever in the Lake of Fire.”
Papa explained that sin has the consequence of death.
“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord .” Romans 3:23.
But God, made a way so we could be saved from death and hell.
“God so loved the world, that He gave His begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” . John 3:16.
“I want to get saved” the small voice piped.
That night, a little four-year-old girl understood God’s grace to save her from hell and trusted Christ as her Savior.
That little girl, Annie, was me!
My testimony is not a long story, it is not a drastic account, it has no huge surprises; it is short and simple, yet it is still a rescue story from sin and death and still displays God’s profound love and grace!
Today, as I think back to the night that God accepted the simple child-like faith of a little four-year-old I am so very thankful and praise God for His amazing grace!