Friday, April 27, 2007

Yay! Jesus!

We've tried to be honest with Stinkerbell and explain life and illnesses and death to her in terms that she was capable of understanding. She has, for years, understood that "everything dies." She has also understood that people have the opportunity to have eternal life through Jesus Christ.

So, tonight, the Relay for Life brought into focus for her the "everything dies" reality. Always a tender-hearted and precocious child, she talked with me about the illnesses and deaths due to cancer.

Fast-forward to bedtime prayers.

"Dear Jesus, I love you and thank you for loving me. Watch over us and keep us safe. And I'd like for you to save me so that I can see my mommy in heaven again someday."

Now, we've talked about her salvation before, and she has expressed the interest in it but wasn't quite ready to make the move and say the prayer.

I fetched her daddy and baby brother to her room where she knelt beside her bed with its butterfly quilt and purple sheets and asked Jesus to come into her heart.

Yes, Mommy cried. She's still crying. Like Stinkerbell says, "it's just happiness leaking out my eyes."

Yay! Jesus!


Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Now ya got me cryin'...

Mel said...

Oh Praise the Lord! I do rejoice with you on the news of your daughter coming into the Lord's family. You know there's a quote from Corrie ten Boom that her father use to say to her when he would leave home for a while, he said to his kids, " Children don't forget, when Jesus takes your hand, then He holds it you tight. And when Jesus keeps you tight, He guides you through life, And when he guides you through life, one day He brings you safely home."

This reminds me of HEAVEN!


WillBlog said...

What a great story! And a great prayer! Thanks for sharin' with us!

Jennifer said...

That is a GREAT story!