"What's wrong, Abby?" Her mom asked. "Are you feeling alright?"
"I feel fine."
"You've got to get some sleep. How can you learn in school if you don't get enough sleep?"
"I don't know."
"What are you thinking about while you are lying in your bed?"
"Abby I want to help you, but I can't if you don't tell me what's wrong."
"I'm alright." Abby said as she gathered her books for school."
All day Abby thought about what her mother had asked her. She really didn't know what she was thinking about, but she knew she wasn't fine.
That afternoon Abby heard her name being called very loudly. She looked up from her desk to see her teacher standing in front of her.
"Abby, what are you thinking about? I've been calling your name for a while now. You never heard me."
"No, I didn't hear you. I'm sorry."
"I want to know if you turned in your Science paper."
"I thought I did."
"Well I don't have it in my stack of papers. Look in your desk, please."
Abby looked carefully through her desk for her Science paper. She found it crumpled up in the back of the desk. When she handed in, Mrs. Singleton looked kind of funny.
"Abby, that's not like you to treat your papers like that. Are you sure you're alright?"
"I'm fine." Abby answered.
That night when her dad came home from work, Abby ran into his arms.
"Well," her dad laughed. "I'm glad for the hug, but what is going on?"
"I'm so glad you're home." Abby started crying.
"What's wrong, Abby."
"Scared? What are you afraid of?"
"I saw on television that a little girl my age died. What will happen to me if I die?"
"Well let's get the bible and we can see what it says." Abby's dad turned to Romans. "See Abby, Roman's 3:23 tells us that we have all done things that are wrong. Have you ever done anything wrong, Abby?"
"I don't know."
"Abby???? Have you ever done anything you knew you shouldn't?"
"Romans 3:10 tells us that no one is good enough to go to heaven. Abby, can you go to heaven with sin in your life?"
"No, I guess not."
"Romans 6:23 tells us that there are consequences for our sin. Just like when you get in trouble at home, there is a consequences when we break God's laws. Romans 5:8 tells that Jesus paid that consequence for us so we don't have to pay it. Wouldn't that be nice, Abby? To have Jesus pay our consequences so we can go to heaven?
"That would be nice. I don't like it when I have consequences."
" Romans 10:9 & 10 tells us that if we ask Jesus to forgive us of our sin, we will be saved. Then we can go to heaven when we die. See if Jesus is your savior, there is no reason to be afraid of dying. We know that we will go to heaven to live with Jesus forever. Do you understand what I've told you?"
Abby thought about it. "Yes I understand."
"Have you ever asked Jesus to come into your heart?"
"Would you like to ask him now?"
Abby and her dad bowed their heads. Abby's dad prayed first. Then Abby asked Jesus to forgive her sins and come into her heart. Abby was surprised that her fear was completely gone after she prayed. The next Sunday, she told people at church that she had asked Jesus to be her Savior.