Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Her Story....

Easter morning was like any other Easter morning for our family. We awoke to find the Easter Bunny had left some goodies, we put on our Sunday best, and we headed to church. After church we made our annual voyage to Momma Jane's house for Easter lunch.

As we are leisurely driving to Conyers anticipating our delicious lunch, Presley says something from the back seat.

Presley: "Mommy and Daddy, I have something important to say. Can you please turn down the radio?"

Me: "Sure, darling. (i then turn radio off)...Go ahead, what is it, angel. What did you want to tell us?"

I'm thinking she is about to tell us what she learned at church or even more true to life...tell us something Joseph was doing to aggravate her in the backseat.

Presley: " I want to ask Jesus to come and live in my heart right now. I never want to be separated from Jesus. Ever. I love Him with all of my heart and I want Him to always be with me. "

I looked over at Lem with my eyes brimming over with tears. I didn't even have time to say anything before she announced that she wanted to pray right that very second to ask Jesus to live in her heart.

She began praying  the sweetest, most mature, and most heart warming prayer to her Father in Heaven. She repeated again to Him that she never ever wanted to be separated from Him and His love. She said that she wanted to be in Heaven with Him forever. I have never in my life heard that child speak with such conviction and forthrightness.

After she said her prayer, we all told her how wonderful it was that she accepted Jesus as her Savior on Easter Sunday. The very day that He rose from the dead. What a very special day for her anniversary. The anniversary of her life with Jesus Christ.

A few minutes later, she looked around the car and said:

"We are a true Christian family. All together. Forever and Ever."

I will never be able to express enough gratitude to my Lord for this gift. The gift of knowing that my children are believers of Jesus Christ. Believers of the one and only God. It is the only thing in my life that I want to be sure of for them. Nothing else matters. Nothing else compares.

This momma's heart is over flowing with thankfulness, gratitude and love for my Savior. He has hand picked my children to be His very own.

He loves them even more than me. How can it be?

I don't know, but it's true.

 p.s....Joseph's story is here. Click on the word "here" and see. He accepted Christ in a very similar fashion...both in the CAR. Ha! Our crazy-on-the-go life. Wouldn't have it any other way.

a heart at peace,


Rebekah Hudgins said...

Ahhhh... What a wonderful, precious story, my friend. Is the most wonderful Easter moment a mother can imagine. I can't envision a prouder moment. Her response to Christ is exactly what he is hungry for. He wants us to desire a closeness and relationship like no other.

Thank you for sharing your precious story, Jill. Presley's story. God is so good. He really is.

Loving you,

Sweet Inlow's said...

OH my goodness, I have this huge smile plastered to my face!! Wow Jill, I'm so happy for you, and Presley...praising the Lord with you sweet friend!!

Tracey said...

How sweet! What an awesome story! I had a lump in my throat reading this. You and Lem have set such a good example for both of your children. Good job!

Love you so,

Mary said...

That's so wonderful, Jill! What peace and comfort in her commitment to Him. I love it.