My dear, precious, eight-year-old son has such a sensitive heart. Tonight, as I was tucking him into bed, he had tears in his eyes as he said he was worried about the end of the world.
I told him that the Bible says nobody knows the day nor the hour when Jesus is coming back, but that He will be coming back.
I comforted him by reminding him that if Jesus came back even right now, we’d all suddenly be together in heaven – Daddy wouldn’t be at work but he’d be right there in heaven with us, and all his siblings would be there too… except, I’m not sure about my oldest daughter, and we pray for her in that regard.
I told him that all the people who help out at the kids program he goes to in the summertime at the local church would be there, and I named some of them that I know.
He seemed relieved, but then he squeezed his eyes shut and whispered, “What about Gramma?”
I said, “Yes, Gramma will be there. Gramma loves the Lord.”
He asked, “What about Grampa?”
I said, “I don’t know. I’ve not talked to him in a long time. He has his personal problems and doesn’t want to talk to me, but last I knew, he didn’t love the Lord.”
And then my little boy’s tears fell so painfully down his cheeks as he thought about my dad not being in heaven.
I said, “We can pray for him right now.”
I held his hand and we prayed for my dad’s salvation.
When we were done praying, he tried to be strong and said, “OK, I need to stop thinking about this. Let’s talk about something else.”
My dear, tender-hearted little boy has so much love in him and a double-dose of HSP (highly sensitive person), with both parents being that way.
I pray that he will always trust the Lord as innocently as he does now.