Pastor Larry Moore pastors a church with a Christian Day School. His wife, Karin, teaches in the school and works with her young children as any good Mom does. When their daughter, Heather, was around two years old she began to learn all the traditional fairy tales, such as “Goldilocks and the Three Bears, “The Three Little Pigs”, etc. Her parents also taught her the familiar Bible stories as well. Heather’s young mind was like a sponge and she took all of these in.
One day her mother read to her Revelation 3:20, which says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” When mother finished the verse she asked, “Heather, if Jesus is knocking at your heart’s door, will you open the door and let him in?”
Without a moment’s hesitation, Heather responded, “Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin.”
I think people in today’s American culture become confused between what they see in the movies and what is reality, just as Heather was confused. We who attempt to lead them to Christ must be very careful how we present the gospel to avoid such confusion. New life in Christ is not a fairy tale or superstition. It really works!