Oh, how life just keeps on flying by! There are so many things that I could blog about, but that would require a steady flow of time to just sit at a computer!!! But I just had to share this story with everyone.
I think I have mentioned before how Tyler is my very sensitive, tender-hearted child. He is now seven and tells us he wants to be a preacher when he grows up. At the end of family devotions last night, he asked when he could be baptized.
Side note: At our church, we do not have a traditional baptistery. We use a local boat ramp area at a lake not far from our church. So, naturally, being in a place where our lakes are frozen over almost half the year, we only have a baptismal service a couple of times a year.
Paul and I dismissed the other kids, and I asked Tyler why did he want to get baptized. The eyes filled with tears and he said he did not want to sin anymore. Uh-Oh! Things are just a bit messed up in his precious little mind! So we had a nice chat as to how you really get saved. Now, I truly believe that Tyler is saved. He had prayed the salvation prayer, but more importantly, he lives it. In his child-like faith, he loves the Lord and wants to do right. I think that is why last night was so precious to me. All he wants is to not do wrong anymore!!! His eyes bugged out in amazement at my answer to his question if Pastor still sins too. We all still sin and will always sin until we are in heaven. It must be our goal to not sin, but we are not perfect.
We tell Tyler just about every night when we are tucking him into bed to keep his heart soft toward God. It will make you a great preacher someday! Oh, how I pray for my little boys (and daughter) to grow to be a good men of God! Wouldn't that be the ultimate blessing from all the sadness and heartache that we have endured.