“Dear Mom and Dad, I want to be a Christgun,” the crumpled paper proclaimed.
I’m sure many of you praying moms have stories like this one I’m going to share today. I don’t have stories for our older two children, because they became Christians on their own or at youth group. But our youngest child invited us to be part of his journey. I’m so thankful he did, so I can share his story with you…
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is Your name in all the earth!
You have set Your glory
above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
You have ordained praise. Psalm 8:1-2 (NIV)
February 25, 2008 was a very special day because on that day Kevin Jon became a Christian!
We had quiche for dinner, one of Kevin’s favorite meals. He served himself a big slice, but then didn’t eat anything. He complained of a tummy ache. We suggested he take a nice hot bath and put on his pajamas.
After his bath, our seven-year-old Kevin sat on the sofa and read Garfield comics while sucking on a popcicle. Soon I saw him with note paper and pencil, writing a message. I asked who he was writing, and Kevin just smiled.
A little while later, Kevin tossed the note to me. I opened it to find the best message ever:
“Dear Mom and Dad, I want to be a Christgun.”
I told Kevin I was so happy and what a happy day this was.
After reading a story, I tucked Kevin into bed. Daddy came, too, and we both listened as Kevin asked Jesus into his heart so he could be a Christian.
While we were waiting for Daddy to join us, I had asked Kevin if there was a verse that made him want to be a Christian (I was thinking of John 3:16 or another verse he had learned at Awana). Kevin surprised me by reciting a verse he wrote for handwriting that week from Matthew: “Come to terms quickly before it is too late.”
Thank you, dear Jesus, for calling Kevin to be Your child. Please help us be good parents for him and continue to teach and guide him. Please fill Kevin with Your Holy Spirit and keep him following You all his days. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way traveling with him, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Matthew 5:25 (AMP)