Tuesday, September 09, 2008

More exciting news!

Last night Meadow asked Jesus to come into her heart! She was up late with lots of good questions about Heaven and God. She asked if there will be toys in Heaven, then asked if there is a church in Heaven. I answered that all the people who have Jesus in their heart are the church, and they will be in Heaven. Then she asked if God has power, and then if we have power. I said that God gives his people, who have Jesus in their heart, his power. We talked about him using his power for good things. Then she asked, "Did Jesus have power when he died on the cross?" So we talked about Jesus choosing not to use his power to not die, because he knew he had to so we could be forgiven for our sins. And that he knew he would come back to life after 3 days and then go up to Heaven. She asked, "Where is Jesus now?" I said that Jesus is everywhere, he's in Heaven and in us, if we ask him to be. Then she asked, "Do I have Jesus in my heart?" I told her that he wants to be, and we talked about inviting him in so he can tell us what's right and wrong, and help us to understand things about him. Then I asked her if she wanted Jesus to come into her heart and she said yes, but wanted me to ask him. Finally she understood that she had to ask him herself and I helped her say a prayer. Then I explained that when Jesus lives in us he wants us to obey him, so she kept praying "Jesus I will obey you." It was very sweet! This morning I asked her about it and she got all giddy and shy, which is how she gets when something is very special to her. She's been very excited all day. She may be too young to really understand things, but the important thing is she knows the simple truth and believes it! I know this is the real thing because I was 3 when I asked Jesus to come into my heart. I remember it well, and I also simply heard and believed. From here she will grow and eventually learn about repentance from sin and God's forgiveness, and everything else.

8 comments:

David, Jenn, and Abby said...

That is so sweet. We are so happy to hear Meadow's exciting news!
Lots of love from us.

Carson's Page said...

That is grat news!!

gpa john said...

That is wonderful, Meadow!

Jeremy,Kristi and Hannah said...

That is the best thing any parent could hope for! Go Meadow!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It is amazing how the Lord can work in somone's heart so young as Meadow! May her light always shine for Jesus!

Love,

Rosie, Scott and Jenna

gmajohn said...

Meadow's questions are profound, and your answers were very good. She's very tender towards worship, prayer, and Bible reading. We need to coordinate taking the boys away so that she gets uninterrupted time with you two so that she can express what's on her mind.

Anonymous said...

that is awesome! congrats Meadow!! :)

auntie Christy

Derek Linder said...

Hey guys that is great! Also, congrats on Doh!