Friday, July 08, 2011

My daughter, my sister

Last night as we were tucking the kids in bed, Julia said she wanted to ask me something. So I sat down on her bed and she said, "What does it mean to ask Jesus to be your Savior?" I was so excited, and explained in simple terms--then asked if she wanted to talk about it more out in the living room where we would be away from the distractions of the boys' chattering. She nodded, so we went out to snuggle on the couch. I was able to share some verses with her, asked her if she understood she was a sinner (she did), asked her what Jesus did for sinners ("He rescues us!" "He died on the cross for our sins!"), asked her if there was anything she could do to get to Heaven without Him (she understood there wasn't), and after a bit more explanation, I asked if she wanted to pray. She did, but wanted me to help her, so we prayed together and she trusted Jesus for salvation. It seemed that she truly understood and that God was working in her heart . . . and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to lead her to Christ!!!

So now not only is Julia my daughter, but also my sweet sister in Christ. What an incredible blessing! I pray that she will grow in grace and in the knowledge of Him. It is also neat that she shares her "spiritual birthday" with our good friend Mrs. R (who also happens to be Julia's Sunday school teacher). We already share several physical birthdays with people in their family; how special to be able to share a spiritual birthday also. :)


Mary Ann said...

Such wonderful news! I'm praising the Lord with you!

Mrs.T said...

The title of this post alone brought tears to my eyes. Even though I had heard the news directly from Julia in her own precious words, this post moved me to tears. How thankful I am to see my prayers answered for yet another of my grandchildren. God is so good!