After reading the book they talked about how some people believe they can get to heaven if they are good people and do good things. Mrs. Grimm shared that the only way to heaven is by asking Christ into your life. She shared the story of her former student, Heather, who was killed in a car accident when she was in her third grade class. Mrs. Grimm told the class how difficult that was for her. However, she told the kids that she knew she would see her in heaven because Heather had told her that she had asked Christ into her life. Mrs. Grimm told the class that they do not know when they are going to die, and it is so important that we ask Christ into our lives.
After the devotional time as students were returning to their seats, one student stayed back and asked Mrs. Grimm if she would pray with her so that she could ask Christ into her life. During recess time when all the other kids were outside, Mrs. Grimm and this young lady sat at the back table together and prayed. Mrs. Grimm witnessed this young lady pray out loud and ask Jesus to be her Lord and Savior. As a teacher, this is one of the highlights of Mrs. Grimm's teaching career!
Heaven is for real... so is death... We are so blessed to partner with you in talking about these real life situations. We are blessed to have the opportunities to build on what you have taught at home. We know that it takes many conversations and opportunities for children to grow in their faith and to accept Jesus Christ as their own. We are thankful for each of these small moments, and we trust God to take care of the rest.