Caleb Chooses Jesus
This is past my bedtime, but I have to write this down so that we don’t forget, and Caleb can read it one day.
Tonight we were hanging out in the kitchen, and I was showing Joshua pictures of his friends on Facebook on their first day of school. I told him they were going to a new school this year, a Christian school. Joshua said, “Oh! Just like us!”
“Yes!” I said.
“Let me see!” Caleb said, as he looked over at the pictures on my phone. “Me and Joshua are almost Christians,” he said casually, as he went back to eating.
“Almost?” I said. Hmm. (How many people in the world must feel the exact same way!)
“Why do you say almost, Caleb?” Alan asked.
“Well, because we don’t really know God all that well,” Caleb replied.
At this point, the baby was getting all riled up, and I had to get him settled down for bed, so I went upstairs.
As I was feeding the baby, I noticed the video baby monitor camera was pointed at me. JD was very upset tonight, and I had rocked him an extra long time because I have this thing: I love rocking babies. There I said it. I ‘waste’ time rocking babies that are already asleep because it feels so good. Meanwhile, my family was getting impatient for me to rejoin them downstairs. (No, I don’t really think it’s a waste of time at all.)
I heard Caleb say, “No, I want to wait for Mom, for Mom to pray with me. She’s staring right at us. How does she know we’re looking at her?”
Alan said, “She can see the camera facing her. Isn’t she pretty?”
(Thank you, Honey. Keep saying things like this.) 🙂
Suddenly, Joshua appeared in the hallway, “Mom! Come on! You need to come to Caleb’s party!!!”
Heh?? Okay, okay, I’m coming.
When I got downstairs, Caleb was all curled up on the loveseat, and everyone was seated around him. Caleb said he wanted to pray to accept Jesus, but he wanted me to be there. So we all just listened while Caleb prayed for Jesus to live in his heart and forgive him of his sins. It was all very sweet.
Caleb just turned seven, and being his teacher this year has reminded me just how sweet he really is. Tonight we are very happy to call Caleb our brother in Christ. “Almost a Christian” no longer. 🙂
“Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but the sinners.” Matthew 9:12-13
“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:10
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:40
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17