Ask Me About My Jesus!

grandfather-grandson.JPG Grandparents are interesting creatures, aren’t they? They just seem to glow at the very mention or the thought of those precious jewels, their grandchildren. You’ve surely seen the bumper sticker which solicits our inquiries. In essence it states, “Go ahead, please, make my day—ASK ME ABOUT MY GRANDCHILDREN!”

How wonderful it is to listen to the heart overflow as a grandmother tells of the first smile she saw, while that precious baby lay cradled in her arms. How beautiful it is to relive the event with a grandfather as he tells of baiting the hook so his grandson could catch his first trout from a clear mountain lake.

Even if no one asks, grandparents are going to tell us about their grandchildren. How can they help it? Thoughts of their grandchildren fill their hearts to overflowing. Remember that Jesus said the mouth speaks out of the overflow of the heart. (cf. Luke 6:45)

This may well be why Peter exhorts followers of Jesus to set apart Christ as Lord in our hearts as a prerequisite to giving an answer to those who ask us to give a reason for the hope that we have. (cf. 1 Peter 3:15) If Christ is the Lord of our lives and knowledge of the grace and truth that He came to reveal fills our hearts, then we will be eager to give an answer to everyone who asks us about the hope that is in us.

The point is not that those who follow Jesus have all of the answers, but that our surrendered hearts are overflowing with the ONE WHO HIMSELF IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER. If Jesus reigns in our hearts, then our mouths will overflow with words about Him. We will say, “Go ahead, please, make my day—ASK ME ABOUT MY JESUS!
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© Bill Williams, September 13, 2006

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a sojourner in life, trying to follow in the steps of Jesus.
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8 Responses to Ask Me About My Jesus!

  1. Kathy says:

    “We will say, “Go ahead, please, make my day—ASK ME ABOUT MY JESUS!”

    And may follow the grandparents’ model,

    “Even if no one asks, grandparents are going to tell us about their grandchildren. How can they help it? Thoughts of their grandchildren fill their hearts to overflowing. ”

    May I always be so overflowing with the joy, and yes pride in my Savior that I can’t help but talk about Him to everyone, even if no one asks about Him.

    Great blog entry, Bill. Just great!!

  2. Charlie says:

    What a great thought — I certainly do talk aboutmy grandchildren — may God giveme the same spirit to talk about my Jesus.

    Thank you.

    God Bless
    Charlie

  3. Rachel says:

    Love this! Maybe you should design a bumper sticker or t-shirt! Have a great day!

  4. Greg England says:

    Did you know this past Sunday was “National Grandparents Day”? I sure wish Chipper would have puppies so I could stand and be recognized.

  5. jel says:

    great post!
    I never met one of my ganddads, and can’t remember my other granddad

    have a great day!

    and Greg , I thought Chipper was a boy ? how can he have puppies :)?

  6. Greg England says:

    jel — Chipper is very much of the female persuasion.

  7. ksreyes says:

    Hi Bill,

    A thoughtful posting, especially when one is traveling through a darkened tunnel….It is difficult at times to focus on the heart attitude when every other attitude is one of despair and pain. Thank you for the pointed reminder! But please, at least for today, do not ask me about my Jesus. The only thing I could say is that I am undeserving of His grace, but He is my Savior and Amen for that!

    peace+
    kreyes

  8. Erin says:

    Very true– my mom just gushes about my son and this really made me think… do I gush in that way about Jesus? I should!

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