Some of you may remember a previous post about Andrew with this same title. At the end of it, I jokingly stated that we would be "praying the prayer of salvation" with Andrew in no time. This was especially silly in light of the fact that for months we had been struggling with him rather vehemently resisting any prayer or Bible reading.
Well, the Friday before Thanksgiving, I had the honor of praying with my son to receive salvation! Y'all, it was so sweet and amazing! I teared up and my heart nearly burst with the excitement and sweetness of the moment.
When we finished, I was talking about how exciting it was that Jesus lives in Andrew's heart now and has forgiven his sins. And Andrew yelled, "Yea! We get to go to heaven!"
Of course, the gift of salvation through the sacrifice and grace of Jesus' death and resurrection is not fully understood by a two year old, but how awesome that his heart is being led and opened by the Holy Spirit to the stirrings of the Lord. I have been in prayer for Andrew b/c of the resistance he showed to God, and God heard those prayers! Exciting!
On another note - Clark thinks Boston accents are really funny. So sometimes he jokingly says things with an accent. Well, now Andrew will only say, "cah" instead of "car." And tonight he said "pahk" instead of "park." Ridiculous.
And, last night at the library, Andrew leaned up to the speaker on the self-checkout machine and ordered a Sprite.