So not only did we enjoy spending the last week celebrating our amazing husband and daddy’s35th birthday, but we also will be celebrating a new birthday this time of year.
Today on our way home from a typical Providence school day I shared with the kids that their friend Will Kriby accepted Jesus into his heart last night. After a few comments Jack started to cry and said, “Well I have wanted to do that too, but no one has let me.” There is some truth to this statement. Jack has asked to accept Jesus in his heart before, but he usually confused it with “baptizing Jesus” and we usually told him we thought he needed a little more time to understand the decision he wanted to make. So this evening we spent over an hour sitting on the couch together reading a few things from the Bible, asking Jack questions, and praying. Jack decided he did want to accept Jesus and we walked him through that the best we knew how. While he doesn’t have it all figured out just yet, he definitely has the faith like a child that Jesus talked about in the Gospel. We will celebrate October 1 as Jack’s spiritual birthday and pray that God continues to show Jack what it means to be “on his team.”