Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Faith as a child

The sweetest thing happened yesterday afternoon while I was playing on the floor with Henderson (4 months) and Emma Claire (4 years). EC and I were both "baby talking" to H and handing him little toys to suck on and watching him roll over when all of a sudden EC said "mommy, I want to pray" and I (kind of shocked, b/c we were in the middle of play time) said "okay honey, you pray" and this was her prayer:

"Dear God, please come live in Henderson's heart. Amen"

It was the sweetest thing, but I did go on to tell her that it was wonderful for her to want that for her brother, but that one day when he gets old enough to understand, he will have to ask Jesus into his heart on his own! We then talked a little more about sin and our need for Jesus and why Jesus died on the cross. It was a very special unplanned moment on our den floor!

5 comments:

becky said...

ok squalling. i have had it on my heart a lot lately about how much i need to be talking directly to my kids about God and what all i'm supposed to be saying. do i let the opportunity present itself? do i sit down and just have talks. i feel so at a loss most days about what to do and say outside of what they get at school and church and...yeah. i could go on.

what a sweet girl with a sweet mama!

Jeff and Lindsey said...

Hey Kellie- I heard about your blog through Leigh Collins.THis post is just about the sweetest thing I have ever heard! We have gotten to see how sweet older siblings can be with Anderson now that Lydia is here. I am sooo tearing up over this sweet little moment!

Teresa said...

Hey Kellie! I found your blog! You are such a faithful blogger. Your children are beautiful. I cant believe you already have a third! Hope to see you soon.
Teresa

andi said...

Precious!!!! Those are the moments that leave fingerprints not only on their little lives, but ours too! Thanks for sharing! You are a great mama!

Abby Maddox said...

Aren't you just amazed by their little hearts?!

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!