I’ve made a habit of listening when children speak. Charis is a little friend of mine who happens to be an aspiring writer. She’s nine years old and she’s a thinker. When she shared her first writing project with me, she wondered if anyone would read it. I assured her they would and offered to post it here on the Light Bearers website. Her eyes lit up and she smiled from ear to ear. Please tell her what you think below.

—Ty Gibson


I believe this and you should too. I believe that God is the true God. He created you. He designed your body to be HOW IT IS. Get a Bible and look up Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. It says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Look up verse 2 also. It says, “And the earth was empty and without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” God knows everything. He knows what your day will be like. He knows your future. NOT the stars. HE does. HE knows your future. For an example, did God know that I wrote this book? Yes, He did. Did God know that I loved to look at the stars He made? Yes, He did. He even knows your name!! So if you have a Bible, today or tomorrow, would you please read it and learn more about this amazing, loving, wonderful, graceful, merciful, forgiving God?

Chapter 1

God also knows who you are before you were even born!!! God loves you more than to put you in hell. Plus there is no such place as hell. Hell is one of Satan’s tricks. He tries to twist the way people think so they think God isn’t real. But the best news is that He died on a cross for our sins! He lay down His life so that we could go to heaven! This is the true God. The Messiah has already come to fulfill His work down here on earth. His second coming will be soon!! The Bible prophesied that the Messiah would come. And He DID!

Speaking of the cross reminds me of the song, “On a hill, far away stood an old rugged cross,” and something like that. This is the most important verse in the Bible: it is John 3:16. It says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” And remember God does not command you to do something. You have a choice to make. Do you want to follow God or do you not? What I would choose is to follow God and I think that you should too.

A black-and-white portrait shows a young person with long, wavy hair. They are smiling gently, looking directly at the camera, wearing a T-shirt with faint patterns. The background is dark and slightly blurred, emphasizing the subject’s face and expression.
Charis Huenergardt