Sunday, January 16, 2011

Humbled but incredibly proud of our son

So...I will tell you the story from the end and then explain how this all came about.....

Yesterday I was alone with the three kids in line at Old Navy to return something. There was a woman and her two kids, a boy who was 5 and a girl 7, in front of us and Malachi asked me quietly if he could tell the girl....I said absolutely.
"Guess what?" Malachi
"what?" girl
"Jesus loves you. Jesus is our God and Savior. Jesus died on the cross for you. Jesus wants you to believe." Malachi
"I know that."girl
Ok...I am welling up with tears as he bravely told this girl something I know I used to not be timid about and I saw in my son that same simple fearless desire...I LOVE IT! Then he saw a lady behind me alone and said, "Mommy, I want to tell an adult." I of course said..."ABSOLUTELY". He turned and said the exact same thing to the woman, who seemed a bit uncomfortable and then just quietly said.."I've heard that before."
This all came about because of a few conversations we have had in the past two weeks about Malachi wanting to be with Jesus. When Malachi asked Aaron what a cemetery was it led to the obvious statement after we said some people who've died are with Jesus....."I want to die now"...ugggh. Not what we want to hear...but we explained that Malachi's job here wasn't complete and explained a little what we are hear to do....so a few days later Malachi and Rachel were talking about flying up to see Jesus with the angels....or butterflies(Rachel's idea). Then he asked me if Jesus could come back now through the clouds on his white horse and get us. I said that it wasn't time yet, to my knowledge, and of course Malachi wanted to know why. I just said that there are lots of people who don't know Jesus, his love and his death on the cross for them. And they don't believe in Him so we have to tell them and pray for them. Praying for them is something Malachi's done a lot for friends he knows don't know Jesus but the idea that he could tell people and that could get Jesus here sooner got him going...HA! AWESOME! I did have to remind Malachi that he could not MAKE someone believe that God would do the work in their hearts but we need to tell them about Jesus to get them to understand what we believe and then hope they too will pray and believe...yep...Malachi is really getting it. And I...well....I am reminded of that fearlessness I had for so long to just tell anyone and everyone I saw about that unbelievable gift of Jesus Christ and although life as a mom of three is busy now...with at least one little evangelist partnered with me we can too share Christ as a team!!! SO AWESOME!!!! Proud of my son.

Oh...and I am sorry I haven't blogged in forever...pictures to come soon!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

This is so awesome! He is definitely your son. :) I've enjoyed catching up on your blog - your kids are freakin' adorable!!! SO cute! I miss you tons, friend. Thankful for the internet, though. :)