No, I'm not pregnant and expecting twin boys!!! But it has been an exciting weekend in the Schrodt family!!
On Friday morning, we were driving to the gym like always and the boys were talking in the back of the van about how something died. I think the discussion started with a flower that died (I'm a terrible gardener), and then Josiah was talking about what happens when we die. He's been asking alot of questions about heaven lately, and talking about Jesus and having him in our hearts, etc. Whenever we've talked about it though, he always has just stated all the facts and then said that he doesn't want to pray to God about it "today". Well, on Friday morning, he said to me that he was going to pray to ask Jesus to live in his heart so that he could go to heaven with Him when he died. Of course, my head snapped up and I looked back at him, and sure enough, he's covering his eyes and begins to pray!! Does the whole bit - thanked Jesus for dying on the cross, asked Him to forgive His sins, and to please come in His heart. I couldn't believe it! Of course, this wasn't quite the moment that I had envisioned, but that's okay!! Driving to the Y, Josiah's name was written in the Book of Life! He was so excited - I could hardly see straight! :)
Then this morning, we're getting buckled into the van for church this morning, and Josiah starts talking about the things he's thankful for (this morning was our church's "Thank You Jesus" love offering). He said that he was thankful that Jesus lives in his heart now and that he is a Christian (I was surprised he knew this "term"). Jacob pipes up and says that he wants to be a Christian too so that Jesus can live in his heart! Again, not exactly the setting that I had dreamed of, but I couldn't refuse him. He prayed also, and when he was done, Josiah and Jacob had the biggest smiles on their faces - they were so excited that they were BOTH Christians now, and that they would be in heaven TOGETHER and their names were going to be written down TOGETHER, etc, etc. So cute. I told David about it when we got to church (he had gone early), and we were so excited about our boys. Almost 3 and 5 years old. Faith like a child. All that they know of God today. We have prayed for these boys that they would place their earliest trust in the Lord and they are. We will continue to pray that as they grow older, their faith would be so vibrant and real to them, and that they would seek to serve Him all of their days. I love you so much boys. It pleases my heart that you want to love Jesus with all of your little 3 and 5 year old hearts. Always seek after Him and follow His heart, boys.