|Okay--Mommy was bad and snuck in a picture. |
It was such a sweet moment, I couldn't help myself!
And wow--when that life is one of my own children--amazing does NOT even begin to cover it.
We've been talking with my sweet Gabby for quite a while now about what it means to know Jesus and to give your heart to Him. Until about a week or two ago, it always seemed just to go right over her head.
But last night, she came to us and asked specifically to know more. We had a fabulous conversation with her, answered a ton of GREAT questions, then in the end, led this sweet little seven year old in prayer to ask Jesus to be Lord of her life.
Mommy had to come up with some pretty interesting analogies during our conversation.
My FAVORITE one was when she asked about baptism. She'd equated at some point baptism with salvation. We explained the difference between the two, that accepting Jesus' gift of salvation is done by PRAYER--- believing and confessing-- but baptism was a symbol of the prayer you've prayed. But it wasn't quite clear to her given the furrowed brow I received.
Mommy told her it was like big sister playing softball. She could go out there and play without a uniform and still be a softball player. But if she put on her uniform, it was a SYMBOL of whose team she was on.
Baptism is similar. (I know there are a LOT of flaws in this analogy... but hey, it worked.) It lets everyone know that you're on God's team.
What team colors are YOU wearing?
Please join me in REJOICING for my sweet Gabriella!!! This Momma is BEYOND proud today!!!