Stephanie Helps Missy Learn the Truth About Evolution
One day after school Missy called Stephanie with a question. “Hey, Steph, today our class learned that we all came from monkeys. Is that true?”
“We have a few boys in my class at school that sure act like monkeys,” laughed Steph, “and one or two that even look like monkeys! But, no, we did not come from monkeys. That’s a silly idea. The Bible says God made man in His own image. I guess they are already starting to teach the evolution theory in your school. Most public schools teach that. That’s one reason my parents put me in a Christian school. I’ll see if Grandpa will bring me over to your house Saturday so we can talk about it.”
“That would be great! I’ll check with my mom and call you later,” said Missy.
Everything worked out and Grandpa drove Steph over to Missy’s house the next Saturday morning. Grandpa helped Mike with a project in his shop while Stephanie talked with Missy.
“Hey, Missy!” said Steph with a big hug, “I brought over the first three DVD’s of my grandpa teaching about creation. Maybe you and your mom and dad can watch them later. They are great! My daddy also has lots of videos on creation that you would love!”
“Thanks, Steph! Dad said all he was taught in school was the idea that we came from monkeys and he wants to learn the truth, too. We have been reading Genesis a little every night for family devotions like your grandpa said we should do. That’s a really cool book!”
“I know!” said Stephanie excitedly, “There is so much to learn in that book! It tells about the creation and the flood. Let’s read the first three chapters now.”
As Stephanie and Missy took turns reading verses, Stephanie explained how God made Adam and Eve in His image and that God is no monkey!
“But,” said Stephanie with a sad look on her face, “some people don’t want God telling them what to do, so they would rather believe the evolution idea than obey God. It’s sad really, because knowing and serving God is the most fun thing to do in the whole world! There might be some problems down here on earth for God’s kids, but He has a home ready for us up in Heaven that is a-m-a-a-a-z-i-n-g!”
“I’m sure glad I’m going there one day,” smiled Missy. “It’s a good thing you and your grandpa stopped to help us and tell us about Jesus. I think that’s what I want to do for the rest of my life.”
Grandpa poked his head in the room, “Hey, Steph, we need to go now. Mike said they would all watch the videos later tonight.”
As they drove home, Steph was quietly looking out the window and thinking. Suddenly she turned and said, “Hey, Grandpa?”
“Yes ma’am?” smiled Grandpa as he winked at Shephanie with his “I know what you are going to say” wink.
“Doing what Jesus told us to do really is easy and it is the most fun thing to do in the w-h-o-o-o-l-e world, isn’t it?”
“I’ve never found anything better, Steph. Helping people who need help, making new friends, winning them to Jesus, and then watching them grow in the Lord till they also can tell others about Jesus is s-o-o-o-o-o fun! I’ve been doing it for over forty-two years and I never get tired of it!” He handed Steph his pocket sized New Testament and said, “Read Matthew 28:19-20 to me, please.”
Steph found it and read, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
“Hmmm,” said Steph as she looked at the verse. “That’s what we are doing with Missy’s family, isn’t it?”
“Sure is,” Grandpa affirmed. “It’s really pretty simple. Go. Win people to Jesus and get them baptized. Then, teach them to go and do the same thing. Mike tells me he is telling people he works with about Jesus now.”
“Missy told me she wants to tell others about Jesus, too! It feels s-o-o-o-o-o-o good to know that I’m busy doing what Jesus said.”
“It not only feels good,” smiled Grandpa, “it’s also the most fun thing to do in the w-h-o-o-o-l-e world” they both said together. They rejoiced and laughed all the way home!