Yes those were the words that I heard when my crying 8 year old stepped into the door this week. She was very emotional and needed a quick hug to get her through her next sentences.
How do you "Witness about Dora?" I asked.
She said the kids on the bus were all talking about Dora the Explorer and how cool she is. Emma told the kids on the bus that she met Dora at a concert in NC. She did meet Dora- well the voice of Dora- in North Carolina. She attends Bethel Church in Old Westbury, NY.
Emma was telling them how "Dora" was beautiful, and sweet, but most of all awesome because she was Pentecostal. They all quickly asked what is a Pentecostal? She said we believe in receiving the Holy Ghost by speaking in another language. She then went on to tell them that if it was important enough for Dora to have the Holy Ghost is must be important for them to receive it too.
All of this was going on right through her stop and she was so excited about it all she missed her chance to get off of the bus.
Every day as I drop her off at school we pray that God would open up a way for her to be a witness and a true Christian example to her friends. She said see Mom- today I did it again -and this time Dora and Jesus made me miss my stop.
I reassured her that anytime she was in the middle of telling her friends about Jesus she did not need to worry- she would be fine. She quickly told me that she would miss her stop again and that she needed a huge snack because witnessing took a lot out of her!
I silently thanked the Lord for allowing her to feel the excitement of being able to witness to her friends. There is nothing like it. May I have the sensitivity and the boldness of that special 8 year old to tell my friends about my “Dora” experience of Pentecost!