Thursday, January 7, 2010

Born Again

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.

Luke 18:16
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.


DeAnna said...

I love it! What a precious moment that must have been! I will pray with you that he will continue to grow in his walk with the Lord.

I also love the first photo with Ava sneaking into it. :)

Justin and Victoria Nelson said...

Justin and I just read this post...such an incredible story. Thank you for sharing it with us. We will also be praying for Drew to continue to grow in his faith. Love,
the Nelsons

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing story Andrea. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. Congrats to both of you.


Katie Scott said...

Drew is the sweetest little boy!! Love that you celebrated and gave him a Bible--great idea!

Elle said...

That gave me goosebumps. What a beautiful moment that must have been. It made me think, "Am I doing everything I can to teach my kids about Jesus?" Thank you for sharing your story.

We will continue to pray for Drew and his walk. <3

Amy, Steve, Molly, Paige and Garrett said...

So sweet... it made me tear up too. I love Drew's sweet spirit.

The Portas said...

What an unforgettable, precious moment. And what a very sweet little boy you have!

Drew and Ava's Grandma said...

What a beaitufl story. It kind of reminds me of when he was little and he would get up in the morning and say "Look Mom, I woke up another day"

JABBY said...

YAY Drew! He's just the sweetest boy! When you called to ask about a bible with his name on it and told me this story I totally teared up.
Mat God bless him and may Drew grow in knowledge and understanding of His love.

Carey said...

What a great day! I pray his faith continues to grow every day. What a blessing to know the life he is choosing. I pray for you as you continue to lead him on the right path.

allison said...

That is so sweet! But not too surprising...he's always seemed like he's pretty special!:)
You must be proud!

Frizzy said...

I am so happy for you and for Drew of course! What an amazing conversation. Both his in his dream and yours with him while reflecting. He's a blessed boy to have a mom and family who support and nurture his love of God. What a wonderful day!

Amber said...

Awww...this is awesome! Heaven is rejoicing indeed! And so are we! Yay Drew!! :)

Kate said...

i forgot to say that i love that little monkey ava that is somehow coming sideways into the first pic!