John 14

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“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

In My Father’s house are many mansions;if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

John 14 for children - image 2Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

The Father Revealed

“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”

Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

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“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Jesus Promises Another Helper

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

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“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

The Gift of His Peace

John 14 for children - image 5“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.

“And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do.

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El Rey y el Bufón

jester-1Érase una vez un rey que tenía en su corte a un bufón favorito. Como este había hecho una labor magnífica durante bastantes años alegrándolo con sus chistes y sus gracias, el monarca le concedió unas tierras y una renta cuantiosa y lo jubiló. Por añadidura le entregó un bello bastón de madera con incrustaciones de oro, y le dijo:

 

jester-2—Ahora que te he dispensado de mi servicio vas a emprender un viaje, y quiero que te lleves contigo el bastón. ¡Te lo regalo por haber hecho el tonto como nadie!

Algunos años más tarde, el bufón tuvo noticia de que el rey -que también era bastante anciano- agonizaba. Acudió a su lecho de muerte y se compadeció de él. Le preguntó:

—¿Está lista vuestra majestad para marcharse?

kingsfool-tract-a5-ger-col2—¿Qué quieres decir? —le respondió el rey.

—Desde la última vez que os vi —explicó el bufón—, he recibido a Jesucristo como Salvador. Estoy listo para morir; me iré al Cielo con Él. ¿Está lista vuestra majestad para viajar a la otra vida? ¿Se ha preparado para morir aceptando a Jesús como Salvador?

—¿De qué preparación me hablas? —exclamó el rey— ¿Qué falta me hace prepararme? No creo en Jesús ni en el Cielo. ¡Mi reino es este! Es real, y es todo lo que me importa.

kingsfool-tract-a5-ger-col—Me entristece oír eso —repuso el bufón en voz baja—. Entonces añadió: —Una vez que yo iba a emprender un largo viaje, vuestra majestad me obsequió este bastón porque decía que había hecho el tonto como nadie. Pero yo sí me he preparado para el viaje más largo que hemos de emprender en la vida. Vuestra majestad, en cambio, no se ha preparado. Por eso, quiero devolver el bastón; ¡vuestra majestad es más tonta que yo!


Dios te ama y espera ilusionado el día en que vayas al Cielo para vivir con Él por la eternidad. Para disfrutar de Su amor y asegurarte un lugar en el Cielo, haz esta sencilla oración:

Jesús, sé que me amas, que viniste por amor y que moriste por mí para darme la oportunidad de vivir eternamente en el Cielo. Te pido que me concedas el don de Tu amor y que me ayudes a comunicárselo a los demás para que ellos también sean dichosos. Amén.

Text and images © TFI. Used by permission.

The King and the Jester

jester-1There once was a king who had a favorite jester in his court. Because of all his good work for many years, cheering up the king and making him happy, the king finally retired him, gave him some property and a good income, and sent him off to see the world.

jester 2.pngFor his journey, the king presented the fool with his favorite walking cane—a very beautiful wooden cane with gold inlay. “I want to give you this,” he said, “as a special present to you from me. It’s my special gift to you for being the greatest fool I ever had!”

Some years later the king’s fool heard that the king was dying. The fool came to the king’s deathbed and began to sympathize with him.

kingsfool-tract-a5-ger-col2“Are you ready to go?” The fool asked the king.

“What do you mean?” The king replied.

“Well, since I last saw you,” the jester explained, “I have met Christ and have received Him as my Savior. I am now ready to die because I know I’ll go to be with Jesus in Heaven. Have you made preparations for this journey into death? Have you received Jesus as your Savior?”

“Preparations? What preparations would I need?” The king exclaimed. “I don’t believe in all that `Jesus’ and `Heaven’ talk. My kingdom is here! That’s all that matters to me!”

kingsfool-tract-a5-ger-col“I’m sorry to hear that,” the king’s jester said quietly. He then added, “Do you remember when you once sent me off on a long journey, and you gave me this walking cane as a present because you said that I was the greatest fool you ever had? Well, I have returned from that journey and made my preparations for the next—a journey that we all must take. But you have not made preparations for it. So here, I want to give you back this cane. You’re a greater fool than I am.”


God loves you, and He’s looking forward to living with you in heaven for eternity. You can receive His love and a place in heaven by simply praying this little prayer:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You love me and died for me, so I can live in heaven for eternity. Please give me Your gift of salvation, help me to get to know You better, and help me to share Your love with others, so they can be happy too. Amen.

Text and images © TFI. Used by permission.

El Cielo: Paginas para pintar – Heaven Coloring Pages

To read children’s story about Heaven, click the following links / Para leer historias acerca del Cielo para niños, haz clic los siguientes enlaces:

El Cielo – Heaven
Parque Magnifico – Magnificent Park
Reunidos en el Cielo
Reunited in Heaven

La Historia de Perpetua – The Story of Perpetua

Nacida en una familia de la nobleza romana, Perpetua se convierte al cristianismo tras presenciar el irresistible ejemplo de servicio y amor imparcial de la iglesia de Cartago.

Ajena al decreto del Emperador Septimio Severo, mediante el cual se prohíbe toda conversión al cristianismo, Perpetua asiste a una asamblea clandestina de la iglesia junto con los esclavos Felícitas y Revocato.

Arrestadas y juzgadas, Perpetua y Felícitas junto con sus compañeros se rehúsan valerosa y tajantemente a abjurar de su fe. Su testimonio sigue inspirando a incontables cristianos hasta el día de hoy.

 

 

Reunidos en el Cielo

Ideal para el Día de los Muertos y para los niños que han perdido a un ser querido. Para leer otra historia similar para los niños en este mismo tema, haz clic aquí.

Click here to read this children’s comic in English. (Courtesy of My Wonder Studio)