Childlike Fath…Lessons from a Five-year-old

Emma Grace, my 5-year-old daughter, was in the next room, playing dolls with a neighbor friend. My wife and I, in the kitchen getting dinner ready, could hear the two girls laughing and playing. Then out of nowhere, “Do you know about Jesus?” Emma asked her friend. Her friend said “no”, to which Emma responded without hesitation “Well, I can tell you about him.”

How many times have I had the opportunity to ask that simple question? I would venture to say too many to count. But God has opened my eyes to know the truth of the gospel, and thus, commissioned me to tell of His grace and love to others. Then why do I miss opportunities to share it? Why does the world make bringing-up spiritual topics seem almost taboo? I strongly believe it’s because this world is clouded by darkness, and it does not want us to see the light of knowing God.

But there is God. He created this world and its contents, this solar system, and all of the seen and unseen universe. I know this. Yet there are many people who do not. They never will unless someone asks them simply “Do you know about Jesus?”

My prayer for myself and other Christians, is to be strengthened and bold to share the gospel. To not be intimidated by the world to ask the question, “Do you know about Jesus?” That afternoon, my 5-year-old daughter showed me just how easy it can be.

“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Luke 18:17

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I am an Otolaryngologist, commonly known as an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician and surgeon. Currently, I am a member of ENT Specialists, PLLC that practices in Lexington, Georgetown, and Frankfort, KY. My practice consists of General ENT, but my interest and expertise is centered around pediatric ENT treatments, nasal and sinus disorders, chronic ear infections and hearing loss, and facial skin cancer surgery. I attempt to provide the highest quality medical care, using the most current research and surgical techniques, but also to care for each individual patient as if they were a member of my family.
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