A child’s testimony

John Wesley reports in his journal of March 18, 1746, on an exchange he had with a child about the state of her faith:

I asked her abruptly, “Do you love God?” She said, “Yes, I do love him with all my heart.” I said, “Why do you love him?” She answered, “Because he has saved me.” I asked, “How has he saved you?” She replied, “He has taken away my sins.” I said, “How do you know that?” She answered, “He told me himself on Saturday, Thy sins are forgiven thee; and I believe him; and I pray to him without a book. I was afraid to die; but now I am not afraid to die; for if I die, I shall go to him.”

Let the children come to me, our Lord said.


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  1. The DIRECT experience of this child is notable…How many adults in today’s UMC can say “He told me…” anything? I can, but I don’t hear many people saying this.

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