"Papa, do you love Jesus?" asked little Emily of her father, who did not care for anything religious.
"Jesus is dead, my dear, long, long ago. He was crucified & that was the end of Him."
"But Jesus rose again & did what no other man could do. And if Jesus was not living now, we could not be living either, as He gives us life & everything else, Papa."
"But how can I love whom I have never seen, Emily? Tell me that, my dear."
Emily at first did not know what to reply & her father looked pleased to know that he had puzzled her. At length she said, "Papa, how old was I when Mama died?"
"Only 6 months, my child."
"Then I can't say that I ever saw her for I don't remember her at all. But you have always tried to make me love her by telling me how good & kind she was & I do love her, although I have never seen her that I can remember."
By this time the tears were running down the father's cheeks & kissing Emily, he said, "God has spoken to me by you, my dear & now you must pray for me & ask God to give me a new heart, with which I shall love Jesus."
And the prayer was soon answered.
- Sent of God.(moreillustrations.com)
Jesus said, “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” (John 20:29 CSB)