Monday, December 11, 2006

The Most Important Night

Tonight was the most important night in Colton's life. At dinner, we explained to Colton, Chase and Aiden that we were going to have a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve. I was telling them that we were going to make a birthday cake for Jesus...(I'm fairly certain they will decide on a superman birthday cake)...and that instead of bringing wrapped toys for Jesus as his gift, that we are going to answer a question for his birthday present instead. The question is, "What are you willing to give Jesus this year?" Colton, who was wearing the batman costume...mask and all...thought for a minute and said, "I know what a good thing to give him would be...we could give him our hearts." At that, I melted. I told him that he had a very good idea and we talked further about what it meant to give Jesus our hearts. We told him that Chad and I had already given Jesus our hearts but that we were praying that he, Chase and Aiden would too. He asked several questions and also made several statements that let Chad and I know that he knew more about it than we thought. He talked about God being Jesus' father and that he knew that God was his father too. He said that he had two fathers. We talked about how it is even more important to follow his Heavenly father than it is for him to follow his dad. Then I saw him begin to cry. I saw his chin quiver and he wiped his eyes through the batman eye holes. He said that he was scared to go in the water and go under the water backwards. I got up and went over to hug him and explained that he did not have to go in the water in order to give Jesus his heart. I could feel the relief in him. He lifted his mask and his body relaxed as he wiped his eyes. About 5 minutes had gone by and the subject had been changed...(by Chase, I think)...and Colton said, "I have a secret that I will tell you and Dad on Christmas. Or I can tell you now." I asked him if he wanted to tell us now or wait until Christmas and he said, "It's your choice." I said, "Tell us now." He said that he would whisper it in my ear. I leaned over the table and he whispered the most beautiful words..."I want to do that tonight. I want to give Jesus my heart." We prayed together and tonight Colton gave his heart to Jesus for his birthday. I don't think Jesus would have wanted anything more.


shawna said...

It truly is an amazing thing to watch your child give their heart to the Lord!

Rejoicing with you Chad and Mindi!

killerhawk said...

Won't he need his heart??? I'm confused.
Tan...but confused.

Gramma Sue said...

What exciting news! Thank you for sharing.

A Proud Uncle said...

I hardly ever tear, but I just did.


Anonymous said...

that's awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

that last message was from uncle Kyle. Not sure how to leave my name.

Granna and Grandaddy said...

We are so very proud of your decision to give Jesus your heart. I know the angels are rejoicing with us.
Love you very much!
Granna and Grandaddy

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to hear about Colton's BIG decision! What a beautiful story he will have to carry on for the rest of his life. Congratulate my little brother in Christ! YEA!!!
~Mrs. Crystal (Bruning)