Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14 I will praise You forever for what You have done; in Your name I will hope, for Your name is good. I will praise You in the presence of your saints. Psalm 52:9
Last night, I heard the most beautiful words ever spoken by Evan. He came excitedly running upstairs at bed time announcing, "Mommy, I asked Jesus in my heart!"
Wow! Those are the most amazing words! Especially hearing that out of the blue, Evan told Jeremy that he wanted Jesus to be in his heart. He has been asking questions for several months. And since he is my literal one, when Jeremy first told him that Jesus wants to live in his heart, you could see by his facial expression, that he was picturing that literally - ha! But over time, apparently, it has become a little more clear to him.
What an amazing responsibility it is to be a parent. I know that Evan still may not fully understand what it means to have Jesus living inside of his heart, but he is searching and wanting that relationship with Him! He knows that it is something special! He his constantly asking tough questions to me and Jeremy.
What does mercy mean, Mom?
What does faith mean, Mom?
Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?
What is sin?
Why does it upset God when I do something bad?
And of course some funny ones:
Where does Jesus live? On the white part or the blue part of the sky?
When I go to Heaven, will there be football fields to play with?
He wants to soak it all up! And I am constantly in prayer to answer those questions as correctly as I can. And hope God takes over in the understanding department.
My prayer for Evan:
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for Evan. I thank you for his inquisitiveness. His constant questioning and searching to know who You are!! I pray that as he grows, he will continue to search for You and only You. That the relationship that has begun, continues to grow. That he will stay your child and trusts in You always!