A deeper love for Jesus, an understanding of Christ

First appeared as a Web Original on July 30, 2020

Ever since I was a small child, I loved Jesus. The church my family attended used Bibles that printed all his words in red ink to help them stand out from the other words printed in black, and I loved to find a page with nothing but red words and wrap myself up cozily in these teachings. 

Often, I would share what I found in these Bible words in red with my friends. Neighbors would complain to my mother that I was “preaching” to my playmates and teaching them to pray. But I just had to tell somebody about the Sermon on the Mount, “the Great Commission,” and Jesus’ parables. If there was no one around, my teddy bears proved to be a receptive audience! One of my favorite Christian hymns was one that also appears as Hymn 414 in the Christian Science Hymnal: 

Just like your Father
September 28, 2020

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