I personally have my most difficult time emotionally after going to someone’s house. Somehow it reminds me that our life is not “normal” anymore and I have to work through that fact. Monday on the way home from a niece’s grad party I was praying through this and asking the Lord to remember us in this time. As the tears fell, all of the sudden I saw a rainbow, then another and a few minutes later another! I surely felt He was reminding me that He had not forgotten me or our family.
Then last night after reading the boys a Bible story out of the Jesus Loves Me storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones, Samson asked me “who decides if we get to be with God? God or us? And I said, well, you do. Each person decides if they want to follow Jesus. He said, “I want to go with God!” and Jimmy and Ricardo both quickly replied, “me too, I want to be with God!” “How do we be with God?” So, I asked them what they thought and some thought to “obey”, and we talked about how no one could obey all the time perfectly. So, then I called Ron in to help and we used a wooden cross that our neighbors, Joe and Laura Kinney had made for us, to show them how Christ has bridged the gap between our sin and God. We explained to them that this is a decision they each have to make for themselves. Samson, Jimmy and Ricardo each prayed out loud in their own precious words to follow Jesus and to ask forgiveness for their sins. It was so precious. We can tell from reading them Bible stories that they have heard them before. We are pretty sure a nanny at the orphanage read to them from the Creole Jesus Loves me Storybook Bible. It is is evident that they have heard and have a good basis. We know from what Robenson has shared that he comes from a Christian family.
We want to thank you each for your prayers in the years and months of waiting for praying for their salvation.
Today, there are three more names written down in glory! And May His name be praised!
And so in the midst of the hard, their is unspeakable eternal perspective on joy in following His path.
“There is a great sense of rest in being in the way of His steps.” I.Lillias Trotter