A lake, a dock and a commitment.
I've been spending several weeks in Virginia at my parents lake house. It is a stunning lake surrounded by the blue ridge mountains. On June 20th I sat on the dock reading to my two boys from their "Bible book".
We got to a part in the story about sinners, so I stopped to explain what that means. We've had this conversation several times, but somehow something clicked on this day. When I asked Harrison if he wanted to ask God to forgive his sins and thank Jesus for paying the consequence for our sins, he said YES!
A day that I have prayed for since before he was born. We had a difficult time getting pregnant, so this child was prayed for A LOT even before he was conceived. It has been a joy to invite those who have prayed for him to write him a letter of encouragement and a favorite scripture.
Each time he gets a letter he is SO excited and he is collecting them in a treasure box. The treasure box is particularly fitting after his experience at Summer Jam. Something about the treasure theme really clicked with him and I think had so much to do with preparing his heart to accept Jesus. I am so thankful we belong to a church that will nurture Harrison's sweet faith and I can't wait to watch him hug his Sunday school teachers and tell them about his decision when we get back.