“Jesus said to him, ‘Truly I say to you,
today you shall be with me in Paradise.’”
As a small child I recall singing a great old hymn for children by Fanny J. Crosby in my Sunday School class and the opening words of the hymn went as follows.
Tell me the story of Jesus, Write on my heart every word;
Tell me the story most precious, Sweetest that ever was heard.
Well at that tender age I had little interest in the stories of Jesus although somehow I won contests for Bible knowledge. I simply cannot recall why I bellowed out that particular song every time it was sung in Sunday School.
Only the stories of Jesus doing powerful things really caught my attention as a child. I did not care about what He taught, I just liked a good show and our Lord’s miracles certainly provided that for my overactive imagination.