Monday, January 12, 2009
A Profession of Faith.
There are moments in life that make me think, "I am so glad to be alive!" moments where I say, "God, thank you that I'm a parent." and moments where I say, "God thank you that YOU are at work in my child!" On January 10, 2009, it was one of those nights.
It all started with me overhearing the kids bed-time ritual with Mike. Mike had read to them a Bible story... complete with sound and lighting effects. And when it came time to pray I heard Libby asking Mike about great-grandma... and would she die in her sleep? Which led to questions about Heaven. My ears perked up. What a perfect opportunity to share the Gospel.
I slipped into the room and whispered my thoughts to Mike and we sat down with the kids and talked to them about the Gospel. About our sinfulness and a holy God and how we need to be redeemed and about Jesus, His life, death, and resurrection and how He restores us to God. The conversation continued about death, Heaven, and hell.
I was amazed at how Libby understood and the questions that followed. Mike finished by asking her if she wanted to pray and ask Jesus to save her from her sins. She said yes and Mike led her in a prayer, asking God to forgive her of her sins. Praying out loud what we believed and thanking God that He would always be with her.
I'm not claiming that I know when a heart is converted or even that she "became a Christian". I don't know that she understands everything... but I do know she understood most of what a 4 year old can understand and I am thankful to see her heart grow with a love for God and a desire for Him.