Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gavin celebrates a 5th birthday and new life!!

Gavin has stolen my heart. I think he is one pretty special kid. It is with great joy that I get to celebrate him today.
I'll tell you a special story that happened this week.
I could repeat it 100 times over and it would never get old.

It was Thursday morning, we were supposed to be at bible study but Gracie had a runny nose. I was dissapointed but honestly, enjoying the quiet morning, lounging in my jammies. The tv was off (we had had too much of it) and I was at my computer, catching up on work, while Gavin was drawing at the table. I had music on and the babies were crawling all over eachother in the kitchen, happy as can be. From the dining room Gavin asks, "Momma, where is the cross?" I asked, "Did you ask that because you heard it in the song thats playing?" He said, "Yah", pretty matter of factly. The song was still going...Lead me to the cross where your love poured out...
I explained as simply as I could that Jesus died on the real cross 2000 years ago once and for ALL but that the song was explaining a longing to go to the cross because thats where Jesus forgave our sins. I explained that if we ask Jesus into our heart then He forgives our sin. He then said, "Yah because Jesus can't live in our hearts if there is sin in it." Blown away...I said, "You're absolutely right." We smile and he goes back to coloring while I turn back to the screen. Maybe 30 seconds go by and I hear him say, "Jesus, will you come into my heart?"
I turn quickly to see him shrugging his shoulders and looking upward. He catches my gaze and says, "Did He hear me?"
I gave him a big hug and said, "Yes. He absolutely heard you and you just made His heart (and mine) SOOO happy."
He couldn't wait to tell Daddy and we celebrated that night at dinner.

What a precious gift.
God's gift of life is so simple and is so easy to receive.
We like to complicate it.
Maybe that's why Christ told His disciples in
Matthew 18:3 “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.


"Cody's Mom" Chrissy said...

So sweet! Love him and love you. What a beautiful example of Christ you are to your kids.

becky pesce said...

Shelly!!! What an incredible emotional post!!!! :) GO GAVIN!!!! You are an amazing mommy! xoxo