The Son...JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU!!!!
- The Son
Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at their
church, the Pastor and his 11-year-old son would go out into
their town and hand out Gospel tracts.
This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the
Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it
was very cold outside as well as pouring down rain. The boy
bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said "Okay Dad,
His Pastor Dad asked, "Ready for what?"
"Dad, it's time we gather our tracts together and go
out." Dad responds, "Son, it's very cold outside and it's
pouring down rain." The boy gives his Dad a surprised look,
asking, "But Dad, aren't people still going to Hell even though
Dad answers, "Son, I am not going out in this weather."
Despondently the boy asks, "Dad, can I go-- Please?"
His father hesitated for a moment then said, "Son, you can go.
Here are the tracts; be careful son."
"Thanks, Dad!" And with that he was off and out into the rain.
This 11-year-old boy walked the streets of the town going
door-to-door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel
After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking bone-chilled
wet and down to his very last tract. He stopped on a corner and
looked for someone to hand a tract to but the streets were
Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the
sidewalk to the front door and rang the doorbell.
He rang the bell -- but nobody answered. He rang it again and
again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer.
Finally, this 11-year-old trooper turned to leave but something
Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked
loudly on the door with his fist. He waited; something held
him there on the front porch. He rang again, and this time the
door slowly opened.
Standing in the doorway was a very sad looking elderly lady.
She softly asked, "What can I do for you, son?"
With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, this little
boy said, "Ma'am, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want
to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU! I came to give you
my very last Gospel tract which will tell you all about Jesus
and His great love."
With that he handed her his last tract and turned to leave.
She called to him as he departed,
"Thank you, son! And God bless you!"
Well, the following Sunday morning in church, Pastor Dad was in
the pulpit and as the service began he asked, "Does anybody have
a testimony or want to say anything?"
Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood to
As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her
face. "None of you in this church know me. I've never been
here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not a Christian.
My husband has passed on, some time ago, leaving me totally
alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and
rainy day, it was even more so in my heart . . . as I came to
the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to
"So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the
attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in
the roof then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of
the rope around my neck.
"Standing on that chair, so lonely and brokenhearted, I was
about to leap off when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell
downstairs startled me.
I thought, 'I'll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.'
"I waited and waited but the ringing doorbell seemed to get
louder and more insistent and then the person ringing also
started knocking loudly.
I thought to myself again, 'Who on earth could this be?
Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me!'
I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front
door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.
"When I opened the door and looked, I could hardly believe my
eyes! There on my front porch was the most radiant and
angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life!
His smile! Oh, I could never describe it to you! And the words
that came from his mouth caused my heart, that had long been
dead, to leap to life as he exclaimed with cherub-like
'Ma'am, I just came to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE
"Then he gave me this Gospel tract that I now hold in my hand.
As the little angel disappeared back out, into the cold and
rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel
tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair.
I wouldn't be needing them any more.
"You see, I am now a happy child of the KING, and since the
address of your church was on the back of this Gospel tract I
have come here to personally say, Thank you to God's little
angel who came just in the nick of time, and by so doing, spared
my soul from an eternity in Hell."
There were now no dry eyes in the church. As shouts of praise
and honor to the KING resounded off the very rafters of the
building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew
where the little angel was seated.
He took him in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably. Probably no
church has had a more glorious moment and probably this Universe
has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love and honor
for his son, except for one:
This Father, God, also allowed His Son, Jesus, to go out into a
cold and dark world. He received His Son back with joy
unspeakable, and as all of Heaven shouted praises and honor to
the King, the Father sat His beloved Son on a throne far above
all principality and power and every name that is named.
There may be someone, reading this, who is also going through a
dark, cold, and lonely time in your soul.
You may be a Christian, for we are not without problems, or you
may not yet know the King. Whatever the case and whatever the
problem or situation you find yourself in, and no matter how
dark it may seem, I want you to know that I just came to tell
you, "JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU!"