"Hi, Mom," Miguel tossed his book bag onto a chair and sat down at the kitchen table. Mom was pulling a pan of cookies from the oven.
"Hi, Miguel." Mom turned and smiled. "So how was school today?"
"Great!" he answered. "Can I have a cookie?"
"Sure," agreed Mom, "but just one. We'll be having dinner shortly." She handed him a cookie and then asked, "What was so great at school?"
Miguel took a big bite. "Do you know what a password is, Mom?" he asked.
"Why don't you tell me?" Mom suggested.
"It's a special word you have to use in order to get into some places or to get certain information," Miguel said. "At my school you have to type a password into the computers before you can use them. If you don't know the right word, the computers won't let you into the programs."
Mom smiled. "That sounds a lot like what I told our next-door neighbor Mrs. Goldman today," said Mom as she poured milk into a glass for Miguel.
"You were telling Mrs. Goldman about computers?" asked Miguel.
"No. I was telling her about Jesus," Mom said.
Miguel frowned. "Jesus? He didn't use computers," he said. "They weren't invented yet when Jesus lived on earth."
Mom sat down next to Miguel. "Mrs. Goldman believes that every person who leads what she calls a good life will be in heaven, no matter what his religion is or who he believes in," said Mom. "We talked about that for a while, and I showed her the verse in John Fourteen where Jesus says, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.' I explained to her that when each of us stands before God some day, only those who trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior will be allowed to enter His kingdom--the kingdom of heaven."
"So Jesus is kinda like a password?" asked Miguel with a smile.
"In a way, yes." Mom nodded. "Kinda like a password."
"And did she believe you?" Miguel asked.
"She said she would think about it," replied Mom. "Let's ask the Lord to show her that she needs Jesus as her password to get into heaven."
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you know how to get into heaven? In today’s Key Verse, and also in today’s Scripture reading, God says you can be saved and reach heaven only through Jesus. He is the password to get into heaven. Do you know for sure that you’ve become a child of God and will be allowed to enter heaven? Make sure today.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Acts 4:12 (KJV)
There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.