The Very Best Birthday Present

Celebrating Lily’s birthday with lots of love

“The fruit of the righteous is like a tree producing life, and the one who wins souls is wise” (Prov. 11:30, NKJV).

A few days before her birthday, I took Lily to the park. I watched from a nearby bench as she enjoyed the playground. She quickly made friends with some other children playing there. Afterwards, she told me that she had shared Jesus with one of the girls that she befriended. “But she didn’t accept Him in her heart,” she added reluctantly.

A couple days later, she and I were on a taxi ride. “Should we talk to him about Jesus?” Lily asked, indicating the driver. “Sure honey, go ahead,” I encouraged her. Shyly, she started up a conversation with him about spiritual matters. He was polite, but also not at a place where he was looking to start a new relationship with God.

Lily was disappointed. I, on the other hand, was thrilled. My little girl’s heart is stirring with a desire to spread the love of Jesus! What could be better than that? To top it all off, on her birthday, she specifically wanted to go to the park, just so she could find someone to share Jesus with.

In anticipation of taking her there, I told her about an effective strategy I learned about a few years ago. It’s affectionately called, “Treasure Hunting.” This simply consists of Continue reading The Very Best Birthday Present