“my heart feels rough and I feel like I might throw up”
is how it began
almost 52 to be exact our oldest has been asking questions about salvation
“what’s Heaven look like?”
“what will it feel like momma to be saved?”
“can I take my blanket to Heaven? are there animals there? can I fish there?
“what if I miss it when God calls my name?” “What does He sound like?”
“when I get saved do I have to get baptized?”
“can I get saved now and wait and be baptized in Heaven?” (that one may have been my favorite)
poor little fella can’t help but over analyze…
have you met his daddy? or his momma?
very. very. analytical
he’s also bashful
he’d much rather just blend in (completely his daddy, not one ounce of that in his momma)
many of his friends have been baptized over the last year
each one provoking more questions
“can I get baptized in the tub at home?”
“I don’t want to be in front of a lot of people. Is that ok?”
night after night J and I night assuring him that God has a very special plan for his life
and that his story won’t look exactly like anyone else’s story
listening and waiting for God to make the next move
he’s had the head knowledge for months
he KNOWS that he is a sinner
Romans 3 : 23
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
he knows the difference between sin and what pleases the Lord
I John 1 :9
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
He knows that Jesus is God’s only son
John 3 : 16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever
believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
that Jesus was born of a virgin
lived a blameless life
was beaten and crucified for us
Roman’s 5 : 8
“but God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.
and by HIS AMAZING grace we may have everlasting life with God the Father in Heaven
his little heart
confessed and committed his little life to Christ
Romans 10 : 13
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
we have been blessed to have had
AMAZING, loving, God-fearing
friends, teachers, pastors
praying us through this journey
years of infertility, heartache & loss
praying Hannah’s words
I Samuel 1:
10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. 11 And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, ….”
praying for the safety and well being of this child
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
tonight my heart feels as though it may BURST!
forever CHERISHed are those moments of his birth
hearing him cry for the first time
seeing his chin quiver
kissing his little lips for the first time
and yet tonight
knowing that this child for whom I have prayed for before I ever knew him
is NOW my brother in Christ
I am without words.