Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27, 2011

Anna Rose, Dave Dave, and I were on a run. Nothing too unusual about that. We have been on hundreds of runs together the last couple of years.

Anna Rose as usual was trying to carry on a conversation with me. We were turning onto Hertford when she said, "Is Kristiana's Grandma in Tell?" (Her way of saying the H word) I said, "I don't know. I never had a conversation with her. Jesus says we can't know for sure if anyone is going there because nobody can know what's really going on inside another person. But, if you ask Jesus in your heart, then you can be sure that you are going there."

She thought a moment. I turned onto Doncaster. She said, "Really bad people go to Tell. If you're bad a little you go to Heaven." I said, "That's not true. Really, bad people can go to Heaven if they ask Jesus into their hearts. He can forgive them if they ask for it. What gets you into Heaven is not whether you are good or bad but whether you have Jesus in your heart or not."

She had to think about that. We turned onto Yorkshire. She asked, "How do I ask Jesus in my heart?"

I said, "Well, it's sort of like inviting people to your birthday party. We can write Jesus an invitation if you want when we get back home."

She sat there and started talking so I couldn't hear her.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

"Asking Jesus in my heart," she said.

I stopped the jog stroller. "Did you really just ask Jesus in your heart?"

"Well, I talked to him in my mind." She stopped. "Jesus, please come into my heart," she said. She giggled.

I gave her a huge hug. "That's awesome Anna Rose. I asked Jesus in my heart too. We'll be in heaven together!"

We ran over to the Craig's house. (It's not exactly their house, long story, for the sake of this one I won't get into it). And Anna Rose told her friend Mac. Turns out, he asked Jesus into his heart too! It's going to be a party!

Last night, I asked Anna Rose if it was OK if I told some friends about her decision. She said, "Yes." I put it on video for her. That's what's above.

You should have seen her face this morning when she saw all those people cheering for her...

The Bible says there's a million angels up in heaven doing the same.


Blake (and sometimes Ashley) said...

So awesome. Brought tears. Praise God.


Rich Erickson said...

How awesome is that, when God does something so wonderful that we could not have engineered even if we tried. And you didn't try. We are so happy for you all.

Rich Erickson said...

God is so good. To do something that wonderful that you could not have engineered even if you tried. And you didn't try. But you did get to participate. Amazing grace.

Maythi said...

this is the sweetest post i have ever read. yay anna rose!

Megan Cox said...

Awesome! Congratulations!