He asked about Heaven and how we get there. So I explained about Jesus dying for our sins on the cross, rising again from the grave and how we can have the gift of eternal life in Heaven by asking God to forgive all the bad things we have done, the sin. He has been asking similar questions for months now but last night he said he wanted to pray to God to ask for this forgiveness.
He said; "Dear God, sorry for all the bad things I have done in my life". He then asked;"Is Jesus in my heart now?".
I suggested he went downstairs to tell his Dad and a friend visiting from Church. I thought, no way will he do this, but he wanted to and did so!
Colin and I are so surprised by this. He is 5 in 3 weeks time and quite young but I am confident he truly understands what he has done.
The only thing I am unsure of now is what next? Do I do anything differently? Should I expect him to be a perfectly behaved child now?? (lol). I just am not sure.
I am so thankful to God that he has been working in my son's life and obviously opening his heart to him. It really is amazing how accepting children are and capable of understanding things we think are too complex for them.
However, this is uncharted territory for Colin and I! We have never done this before! I am rejoicing in this event but am concerned I do things the right way.