CALEB GOT SAVED!!!
The salvation of my children is something that I have prayed for since their birth! It is something I yearned for...pleading with God for His mercy...for His love for them. It is a constant struggle to remember WHO gave me these gifts...to TRUST in His timing and control.
And God works in mysterious ways...So we know that it's all of HIM!
As is typical, he diverted the conversation...this time to his belly button. He wanted to know why we all had one. I figured the "moment" had passed. I explained how he was connected to MomE in her belly by an umbilical cord that helped him get the food and energy he needed to grow. When he was born DadE cut that cord and it became his belly button. He's a MomE's boy and liked hearing how much I love him.
Then, he asked me if I could pray for his sins to be taken away. I told him that it was something he had to do himself...that MomE had already told Jesus she was sorry for her own sins...and that I knew if I died He would take me to heaven to be with him forever. He didn't like the idea of being separated from me. I asked him where he'd go if he died that night? He started bawling (very strange for a stoic little man like ours) and saying, "I'd go to hell" over and over...and "I do bad things!"
Of course, his understanding will have to grow. He is only five after all. He's still a bit concerned about the security of this decision. He informed me that he thinks he'll still sin (I assured him he would indeed and that from now on the Holy Spirit would make him feel awful when he did)....and when he didn't obey yesterday and was punished for it...he was concerned about whether he was still going to heaven or not. BUT...I know that the Holy Spirit is now in him...and as much as a five year old can understand...HE will start helping Caleb understand these things. I'll do my best to explain and the Spirit will guide me too. Phew...that certainly takes some of the pressure off!
I went back and found my post from the other wonderful day...when my Emma got saved...Here it is...Saved, not inoculated.