Daily Devotion for Kids: It Takes Faith
By Boaz Wadel On Oct 27, 2013
Twins Micah and Maggie were enjoying a weekend with their grandparents. "Our teacher is a Christian," said Maggie as they sat before the fire, getting ready to pop corn in an old-fashioned, long-handled basket.
Micah nodded. "At school today, Pete said his neighbors believe you need to have faith in Jesus to get to heaven. But his dad doesn't believe that. Pete told us his dad says there's no point in having faith in anything."
"And what did Miss Wilson say?" Grandpa asked.
"She said almost everything we do takes faith," replied Maggie, "and that if we can have faith in people and things, we certainly should be able to have faith in Jesus."
Micah frowned. "I don't know what she means by having faith in so many things," he said. "I'm not even quite sure what faith is. But the bell rang, and Miss Wilson didn't have time to explain it." Micah moved nearer to the fireplace, took the corn popper, and shook it over the hot coals.
"Why are you holding that over the fire?" asked Grandpa. "And why shake it?"
Micah looked at him in surprise. "It has to get good and hot to make the kernels pop," he said, sitting down on a stool. "I shake it to keep the kernels from staying in one spot and burning."
"Why are you sitting on that stool?" asked Grandpa. "Aren't you afraid it will collapse?"
"Grandpa!" protested Micah. "Of course not!"
"So . . . you have faith that the heat will change the kernels," said Grandpa. "You have faith that shaking them will keep them from burning. And you have faith that the stool will hold you. I'm sure you can think of other things you have faith in, too."
Maggie laughed at the astonished expression on her brother's face. "Yeah, Micah. I guess you agree with Miss Wilson after all," she said.
Micah laughed, too. "I guess I do," he decided.
Grandpa nodded. "Very simply, faith is just believing. Faith in God is believing that what He says is true--even though we may not understand it."
Micah looked at the popped corn. "Since we have faith in so many things, it makes sense that we have to accept Jesus by faith, too," he said firmly.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you have faith? If you ride in a bus, a plane, a car, or even on a bike, it takes faith-a belief that those things will get you where you want to go. Riding in vehicles takes faith in people, too,-like pilots, drivers, and mechanics. Since you have faith in things and people, you surely can have faith in God. People can make errors, but not God. Believe what He says in the Bible-for salvation (see the ABCs of Salvation at the end of this book) and also for all the promises He has given.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
Without faith it is impossible to please Him (God).*Verse displayed is NKJV