Monday, January 4, 2010

Answered Prayer

This has been a very busy and fun few weeks. Christmas was a little more special this year because of answered prayer. From the time Christopher was born we have prayed for the day when God would make himself real to him. I can honestly say there were days of frustration and anxiousness. It would seem like he would ask good questions and really seem interested and be so close and then in the same sentence would totally change the subject. We knew he was not quite ready and it would be God's timing and not ours.

Well, December 4 we put the kids to bed and Christopher walked out and said, "Daddy I need to talk to you." He told Christ that the night before in his bed he "asked Jesus into his heart all by myself." We were kind of surprised because he had not said anything to us. Chris talked to him for a while and then took him to breakfast the next morning to talk to him. We did not want to put any words into his mouth and wanted him to tell us what was happening. After alot of prayer and conversations we really feel like he truly understands salvation.

On December 27 Chris got to baptize him. That was such a special day for all of us. Christopher was so excited he had asked over and over when was he going to be baptized. It was so sweet.

This will definitely be a Christmas we will not forget . I am so thankful for a God who answers prayer in His timing and in His way.


Mrs. Troop said...

That is the most wonderful thing about being a parent - seeing that your kids have given themselves to Christ and have made your faith their own.
So happy for you!