The Greatest Decision.


I’m not one for seeing two five o’clocks in the same day.  I’m a girl who appreciates sleep.  But, Saturday morning meant everyone in the Takle household would have to stretch before sunrise.  John Henry stirred much sooner than we anticipated.  Anna, a girl after my own heart, wasn’t about to let her snuggled self be bothered until it was time. 

Eventually, Kris and John Henry made their way into the family room.  John Henry started asking Kris several questions about life after death. 

“Dusty!”  Kris called for me.  “John Henry has some questions for you,” he said. 

Funny.

So, I joined my two favorite men, and I answered his questions the best I could.  He has been talking a lot about salvation lately and asking a few questions.

So, I knew it was time.

“John Henry, do you want to ask Jesus to come into your heart?”

“Yes, ma’am,” he said.

So, we prayed.  And my six year old boy made the greatest decision he will ever make.

While, he has believed in Jesus Christ, I explained to him this was just a confession of his faith. 

Then, yesterday, Anna said she had Jesus in her heart.  John Henry argued that she did not since she had not prayed. (We’ll balance our sweet boy out as time goes on.)

John Henry then asked Anna to repeat after him.  And, he led her in the sinner’s prayer, and she asked Jesus into her heart, too.  He just might evangelize the world before he turns seven. 

If God can use him to change his sister’s life, God can use him to do anything.

On that note, Kris and I are off for a mom and dad only get-away.  I am leaving my laptop at home.  I know, right?  I’ll have my phone.  If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I might take a little Twitpic and post it on occasion.  But, my main focus is going to be my Scandinavian hunk of burnin’ love.

God bless grandparents.

See y’all again next week.

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10 responses to “The Greatest Decision.

  1. Judy

    That is incredible….what an event…well events…how special for you and Kris to personally pray with your boy…great parents …JH has lots of Godly heritage…he will be great in the Kingdom…love, love, love that the first person he lead in THE prayer was his sister…wow

  2. Lisa

    Dusty,
    You have to be sooooo proud of the both of them. What great children you have. And what great parents you and Kris must be. What a great brother JH is and Anna will be forever grateful. You and kris go have yourselves a Wonderful time and don’t worry about those babies of yours;it seems as if you are doing everything just right. Have a blessed trip and be safe. Lisa

  3. The Christian and parent in me is rejoicing with you. I have to tell you about the time a little over a year ago when Benjamin was asking me how people get to heaven. As I was stumbling over my words, he interrupted and said, “Mommy, I think it’s by love.” Out of the mouths of babes. We are so blessed.

    Oh, and the first reaction to your piece by the writer in me? Fabulous opening sentence. 🙂

  4. Kevin

    Besides our own ‘Greatest Decision’ that is a very close second. Thank you for blessing us with your blessings.

  5. Thank you for adding us a little sister & brother into the Kingdom of God!! That is such a blessing to share with us!! We are soo thankful, happy for you all!! My heart is full! Have fun!! I know your parents might share the memories they are making!! ilu

  6. Enjoy your time with your man!!

    You should take John Henry over to Cindy’s. Noah can teach him how to administer communion. He is great at it!!

    I am so thankful that Hope has asked Jesus into her life. I am still working on Ryan. Thanks for your prayers. 🙂

  7. What a great feeling!

    We thought Cole was ready a couple of weeks ago. He was showing a lot of interest in baptism. Then we found out that the driving force behind his descision was to “stay under the water longer than all the other people,” so we had a feeling he wasn’t quite getting it. 🙂

    It’s coming though, I know that.

  8. So precious! A leader already.

  9. How was that getaway with your hunk of burnin’ love?

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