We had one of the best days ever as a family yesterday. Belle finished up her swimming lessons (see the photo album for those photos) and Lukey teed in the potty again! (I know...you get the good stuff on this blog, I tell ya...) Anyway, as great as both of those two things were, they paled in comparison to the shoutin' time that unfolded shortly after 5:00 pm yesterday evening.
We have been having some discussions with Belle over about the last month about some very serious topics. She has been asking questions about salvation and baptism a lot lately. And to the best that we know how, we would answer them on her little 4 1/2 year old level. She would always seem satisfied and drop the subject after a little bit. And she would always pick the strangest times to bring it up. Well, we walked in the door yesterday from swimming lessons and she plopped down on the ottoman. David and I were scurrying around trying to get things ready to give the kids a bath and start supper among other things, when the sweetest words a parent longs to hear came out of Belle's mouth..."Ok...I'm ready to realize Jesus now!"
David put Luke in his crib so we could focus on just Belle. We sat down and she said, "Let me get a chair for this conversation." She grabbed her little desk chair, pulled it to the middle of the room and sat. We talked for a little bit and she told us what she believed...that Jesus died on the cross for her sins and she is a sinner...that He has been talking into her heart lately and she wants to live forever and ever with Him in heaven. Oh, be still my heart! So right there, on June 28, 2007 at shortly after 5:00 pm...in her still wet swimming suit and dripping wet hair my little miracle from God gave her life back to Him! Thank you, Lord! She says she is now going to tell everyone about Jesus! What more could we ask for? And she was ready to tell everyone. Here she is doing just that...
"Guess what? I got saved today!"
"Can you believe it?"
Now she says, "I need to talk to the preacher. I gotta get baptized!" Glory!