I’m currently in my car with my family after our Sunday family dinner. Now, if your family is anything like mine, no family dinner is complete without a political debate. While we are all fiercely conservative, we all have differing views on how and what things should get done. Today’s featured subject: the woman jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals.
After we left, my Superman and I were discussing the implications of what happened, which turned to a discussion on sin in general, then we moved on to covenant, more specifically the covenant we have through Jesus. As we were talking, AG, who is almost four and VERY smart. Not like the typical mom thinking her kid is smart, either. She’s seriously ridiculously smart. She asked me, “Mom, what is a covenant?” I gave “the look” to Superman. The one that says, “Babe, you’re better than I at this. Take over.” He explained that a covenant is a promise, that he and I cut covenant when we promised to love each other and be together forever, and that Jesus’ death and ressurrection was the creation of a new covenant with God and that He paid the price for our sins. All we had to do was ask Jesus into our hearts and we could live eternally with God.
Then it happened.
She looked at me and asked, “Is Jesus in my heart, Mama?”
We asked her if she wanted him to be and when she replied with an affirmative, guys, we led our sweet girl in a prayer of salvation.
GUYS. DID YOU JUST READ WHAT I SAID???
MY BABY RECIEVED JESUS TODAY!!!
We got to not only witness it, but lead her through it, and explain to her the implications of it. All because she was listening to a discussion we were having. The seeds we have been planting are growing.
So, being the cryer I am, I sobbed. I’m still kind of wanting to sob thinking about it. And because I’m a nerd and a mama, if you mention this sweet moment later, prepare to hear me sob then, too.
Now, I’m going to go discuss this with Superman and let him see me cry like a baby for the umpteenth time this week.
I’m also going to allow her to celebrate with something delicious today. Because I’m an awesome mom, I reward with food, and no one can tell me I can’t today, because JESUS!