"Mommy, read me the story about Jesus dying on the cross again." It was the fifth night in a row that Lil Man had requested this story, and it was all he could talk about during the day. I had prayed since before he was born that he would know my Jesus but I was surprised that he was showing so much interest and understanding so early, even though I was saved at the age of three too (more about that in the previous post). I just assumed that he was too young. But the Holy Spirit kept prompting me to share the whole story (and Lil Man was begging me to!)
Last night, while I told him the story, I decided to ask him some questions to see how much he understood. I asked him why Jesus had to die and in a very serious and sorrowful whisper he told me "Because of my sin." I asked him what sin was and he told me. His little heart was so concerned and the Holy Spirit gently tugged at me. I shared with him again that once he confessed his sins and asked Jesus into his heart, all his sins would be washed away and that he would belong to Jesus. I told him that if he ever wanted to ask Jesus into his heart he could pray on his own or come find us and we would be happy to pray with him. I was ready to move on to the next story (not wanting to put any pressure on him), when he stopped me and said, "I want to ask Jesus to come into my heart." My heart soared hearing those words come from my little boy! We prayed and Lil Man asked Jesus for forgiveness and told him how much he loved him and believed that he died on the cross for him. He asked Jesus into his heart and it was the most beautiful prayer I have ever heard!