Sunday, November 16, 2008

Still in awe...

About 6:00 Friday night, Josh came to me and in a very somber voice, he said, "I wish Jesus lived in my heart, Mommy!"

Mind you, I had a feeling this was coming, because he has said little things, and has been asking some questions over the last three weeks or so, that made me believe that the Holy Spirit was working on his little heart.

So, we spent some time talking about Jesus. We talked about who He is, about Him dying on the cross for our sins, how he rose again, etc. I made sure that Josh understood that Jesus died on the cross for JOSH, because he knew that Josh would be born and would do things that were wrong, and He wanted Josh to live in Heaven anyway. We talked about how He did that for all of us.

We also talked about how all we have to do to accept Jesus into our lives and have Him live in our hearts, is to pray. I then asked him if that was what he wanted to do, and he emphatically said, "YES!"

So, Stu and I prayed with our first son, helping him to accept Jesus into his heart and life, and confessing that he has sinned, but he knows that Jesus gave His life so that his sins won't send him to Hell.

Afterward, I asked Josh how he felt and he told me he felt WONDERFUL. I told him that now Jesus is living in his heart. He told me, "And when I die, I will go to Heaven... but not on a cross, when I get really old!" ROFL The way children think is just so sweet and innocent!

My son is saved! He is so excited to tell everybody! We called the grandparents immediately, and he can't wait to tell his teacher at church today. :D God is so VERY good!!! I'm so glad that both Stu and I were here for this very special, life-changing time!!


  1. So sweet!

    I love the Snow White story too! Lol!

  2. Thank you so much! We're so excited for him!!

    Yeah, Andrew is a goofball over Snow White!! For his third birthday, Walmart printed a copy of the picture we took of him with Snow White on our cruise, and the put it on his birthday cake. I also had the same picture made into a poster and framed it for him.

  3. What a beautiful post! Gave me goosebumps just reading it. I have received a blessing today in reading this!

  4. Awwww, thanks, Hope!!! All evening, Stu would look at me and say, "Our son is going to Heaven!" and get this goofy grin. It was just AWESOME!

    Thanks, C!!

  5. I can't believe I'm just now reading this. Praise Jesus!!!! Yeah, Josh!!!!! Made my day-and trust me, it's already been a doozy. SOOOOOO excited for Josh and for you as parents. I'm grinning pretty goofy myself right now!!!