"I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4
Today has been the most amazing day! After some great conversations yesterday with a couple of other moms about our children, I had the opportunity this morning to use what I learned.
We were headed to the grocery store. Ryan and Logan were in the back seat, listening to Songs from the Beginner's Bible, a tape (yes, really!) of songs by Jodie Benson using the stories found in the Beginner's Bible. We've been reading every night and they are becoming quite familiar with the stories. And they LOVE this tape, which belonged to the older 4 when they were little. Anyway, when we left the Zaccheus song was on. Last night's story was about Zaccheus, so it was quite fun to hear them make that connection. The next selection has Jodie Benson narrating the story of Jesus' crucifixion, death, and burial, followed by the Easter Song. The boys were taken aback--"Jesus died Mommy? Why?" We had the most awesome conversation...which led to great questions...which led to two 4 year old boys asking, independently, if they could pray and ask Jesus to be their special friend, to be in their hearts and help them love Him even more. And so, with tears in my eyes, I had the privilege TWICE today of leading little boys through the sinner's prayer. Totally amazing...
It's hard to put into words how far we've all come in the last year. We left for China one year ago today, not knowing exactly what we were walking into. And we've all been changed. Even through the difficulties, God has proven himself faithful over and over. Today's been the most amazing bonus! To see these little ones so excited about Jesus makes the heartache and tears and terrible days worthwhile. We will celebrate one year with Logan on Sunday, and hopefully in the next few days I'll be able to put together some coherent thoughts and some pictures about the last year and this amazing journey.
In the meantime, rejoice with us!!
"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24