Tuesday, March 30, 2010

No Turning Back

This morning, the boys and I did day 3 of our Easter devotional. We have this neat piece of fabric that hangs on our wall with a cross stitched to it. It has eight buttons on it, and each day we hang a fabric egg on one of the buttons. Each of the eggs is a different color, and there are little things sewn on each of them. Today's egg had the Passover cup on it and our devotion was about the Passover and the significance of what God did for His people during that time. We talked about the covering of the lamb's blood on the door frames of their houses and that a perfect, spotless lamb had to be chosen to sacrifice in order for God to protect their homes.

We discussed how that applies to us today....how Jesus is our perfect, spotless lamb, sacrificed because of our sins, and how God's protection rests upon us if we call ourselves children of God.

Cody asked Caden if he had asked Jesus to be his Savior, but Caden said he wasn't quite ready to do that yet. (Cody's been asking him this question since he was three.) I emphasized the importance of it being his decision and that we didn't want him to do it to make us happy; rather we want him to do it to please the heart of God. Caden said he wanted to wait and pray with Daddy when he got home.

Well, the events of the day took over and I hadn't really thought much of it until I was putting the boys to bed. Daddy has a seemingly never ending bathroom remodeling project underway, and I really didn't want to bother him, but then Caden said, "Mommy, I really want Daddy to come pray with me."

When Jerry came up to pray with us, Caden announced that he was ready to ask Jesus to be his Savior. Daddy led Caden in the sinner's prayer and when they were finished, Caden said, "That made me feel like I was at Monkey Joe's!" (If you remember, this is where he had his 4th birthday party, and I'm sure you'd hear him say it was his most favorite day EVER of his entire four year-old life.) But I know what he meant. He felt so happy inside.

I couldn't help myself. I burst out into song (because that's what I often do) and we all sang (well, I sang) "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus....no turning back....no turning back..."

My sweet Caden, welcome to the family of Believers. No turning back, sweet boy. No turning back.

"Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. ~Matthew 19:14

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