The Sun-Lit Way
“He [Jesus] called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven’” (Matthew 18: 2-3).
An excerpt from Captured by Moonlight
Jai took Eshana’s hand and looked up into the sun to let the warmth radiate into his soul. Like a little child. Take Christ. Take the salvation He freely offers. Jai saw no vision, only the red of the sun through his eyelids, and heard the song the child sang as she skipped among the flowers. Yeshu had sent this little girl and this woman to be his vision to point the way. A wild, unreasonable joy filled his heart. A sudden lifting of his soul.
He opened his eyes to look down into Eshana’s. “Yeshu sent you to point the way.”
She smiled through tears. “Yes, I know.”
“Yeshu is the way, is he not?” Jai looked around dazed. “I am on the same road now as you, Eshana.”
She choked on a sob. “It takes but a heartbeat to change eternity.”
He shook his head. Could his life change so suddenly? But Yeshu was the way, and he could only follow the true way.
In this excerpt from Captured by Moonlight my fictional character, Jai, a young doctor of the Sikh faith has been seeking a vision from God to show him the true Master—is it his Sikh gurus, or is Yeshu (Jesus)?
Jai never receives a personal vision, but realizes Christ has shown him the way. Jesus wants Jai to humble himself and simply believe like the little girl twirling and playing in the sun-lit garden.
The Lord Jesus knows that you can never do enough good to enter the Kingdom of God on your own merit, no matter how many charitable works you do, no matter that you attend church every Sunday. Have you come to the point in your life where you truly yield like a little child and simply trust Him for what He did for you on the cross?
Irish-born Christine Lindsay writes award-winning historical novels. In Shadowed in Silk and Captured by Moonlight, Christine delights in weaving the endless theme of the Heavenly Father’s redemptive love through stories of danger, suspense, adventure, and romance. The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home.