The boys started sharing a room in December and they absolutely love it. As they grow older, I know that they will share many secret conversations with one another, but last night Jim and I were privileged to over hear this conversation between the boys.
This is just a little background information. Last Thursday the kids and I were out running errands when Jake started talking about people going to heaven. This is the conversation:
J: “Mom, we they die they will all go to heaven.”
M: “No buddy, not everyone goes to heaven?”
J:”I know, just the people that have been…baptized.”
M:”No buddy, not just baptized. You know that.”
J: ” I know, just the people that have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.”
J: “I have done that.”
M:”Really, what did you do.”
J;”I said a prayer.”
J: “No, I didn’t say a prayer. I just did it I know I did.”
M: “Well, when daddy gets home we will talk to him about it some more.”
When Jim got home I told him about the conversation but we decided to wait until he mentioned it again before asking to many questions.
Fast Forward to Sunday morning: Jake was running a fever and we had family in town so I took him in the service with me. During the invitation he raised his hand. I asked him why he was raising his hand and he told me because daddy said to do it. I didn’t say anything else. On Sunday night, he went back in the service with me and once again he raised his hand to receive Christ during the invitation. This time Jim saw him and told me to talk to Jake again. I asked him if he knew why he was raising his hand this time.
He said “Daddy said if you want to accept Jesus as your Savior then raise your hand.”
I said “Do you want to do that?”
He responded “Yes”
Me: “Let’s go talk to daddy.”
Jake: “No” (He is very nervous about going in front of the church.)
Back to the secret conversation”
Jake and Judd are lying in the bed and we hear Jake say to Judd, “Do you love Jesus? Do you want to go to Heaven? Then you have to say this prayer. ‘Dear Jesus, I want to go to Heaven. Forgive me of my sins and come into my heart. I want you to be my Lord and Savior. I’m sorry for the sins I did. I love you Jesus. Amen.’” Jake was adamants that Judd say, “I love you Jesus.” Judd tried to say, “I like Jesus” a couple of times but Jake would not accept it. He said, “Don’t you want to go to Heaven?” Then, Judd tried to get Jake to repeat words after him and Jake said, “No Judd, I’ve already done that. I’ve already asked Jesus into my heart.”
At this point, we are still to praying that the Lord will continue drawing Jake to HIm. We are planning to sit down and talk with Jake in a little more detail very soon. This is just a very exciting time in his and our lives. Keep praying…..