Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Her Inquiring Mind Wants To Know

I will be doing an updated post very soon about my sweet friend Betty Jean and her visit to San Antonio. I'm waiting to have some pictures from her before I post the whole wonderful story. (we had an AWESOME time together!)

But tonight I have to quickly post the most oh-so-sweet thing that happened this evening with Libby. Earlier today we were reading a book about Christmas and I spent some time explaining to Libby that Christmas is a big birthday party/celebration for Jesus. She asked if we are going to have cake at his party and I said yes, of course! Then she asked, "Will Jesus be there?" So I explained the best I could on a toddler level about how Jesus was born on earth a long time ago but that now his physical body is not with us, but his Spirit is. She just looked at me like she was going to try really hard to trust her crazy momma and then she said, "okay".

So - tonight I was brushing her teeth and she said, "Is Jesus here?"
I said, "Yes, his Spirit lives inside of me."
She said, "He lives inside of you?"
I said, "Yes. He lives in me and gives me full life. He can live inside of you too. Do you want him to live inside of you?"
Libby said, "yes."
I said, "He will live inside of you if you ask him, do you want to ask him?"
She said, "Yes."
I said, "okay, let's pray, say - Jesus (she repeated), come live inside of me (she repeated). And Jesus (she repeated) help me to follow you (she repeated with a smile on her face) all my days (she repeated). Amen (amen!)
Then I said, "do you believe?"
And she said, "YES!" with a big grin from ear to ear.

So - do I think she really understands - no, probably not, but the journey may have just begun. A whole realm of understanding is about to blossom. And what parent wouldn't enjoy and take note of that sweet prayer/conversation. Just had to jot it down so I won't forget.

If you know and love my baby girl, feel free to join me in prayer that Jesus would indeed make His mark on her soul and life. Here's a cute picture or two (or 3 or 4 or more) of the inquiring princess for you to keep in mind as you pray:

More to come soon!


Holly said...

Oh, Praise Jesus! What a wonderful story to go to bed thinkng about, Cindy. Thank you for sharing it! It has been a hard day here with my Chris and little Sydney sick. So what a weary Mama I am...but so happy to read and think about your Libby!!

kangaj1 said...

Oh Cindy, how wonderful! Aidan prayed to receive Jesus in August this year. :) Thanks for your SWEET comments on Pete's blog...they meant a lot.

Jenn said...

Ahhhhhh....so sweet!! What great pictures too...they just make me smile! :o)


Vanessa said...

Cindy, this is so wonderful! Thanks for sharing this precious moment with us.

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