Yesterday morning I experienced the sweetest moment of my life so far.
Drew woke up in the morning, came out into the kitchen and said "Mom, I had a dream about Jesus last night."
I said, "You did? What was it about?"
He said, "I was sad that Jesus had to die.
"Yeah, that is sad isn't it? It makes me sad too. And it made Jesus sad. But even though it was very hard, he did it anyway because he loves us so much and it was the only way he could save us," I said.
Drew looked at me with teary eyes and said, "It makes me sad because I love him."
We continued to talk as he was getting ready for school. We talked about heaven and what it's like and how you get there. He just kept pursuing the conversation to the point that I felt I would be missing an opportunity if I didn't take the next step. So in the car on the way to school I asked him, "Drew, have you prayed and asked Jesus to come into your heart?" And he said "Yes." I was surprised he had already done that without me. I said "You did?" And he said "Yes, in my dream. I asked Jesus to come into my heart and I told him that I love him and I believe in him and I will follow him." It was the most tender, sweet and pure thing I have ever heard. Tears welled up in my eyes and I told him I was very proud of him. I told him that meant he was a Christian (he didn't care because he doesn't really know what that means) and that the Holy Spirit would help him follow the instructions that Jesus gives us in the Bible. Things like loving each other, being kind to others, helping people who need it and forgiving people.
When I called Dan to tell him what Drew had said he shared that he wasn't sure that kids as young as Drew could really understand. I know that Drew doesn't know everything about Jesus or how to be a Christian. But do any of us? Aren't we all learning throughout our lives? I think that Drew understands that Jesus loves him, that he died to take our sins away and that if we believe in him we get to be with him in heaven. It's my prayer that he will grow in his faith and learn more about God each day. And I think heaven is rejoicing!
I felt that such a momentous occasion deserved a celebration! So we went out to dinner as a family and presented Drew with his very own Bible,with his name on it.
But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.