Sunday, October 7, 2007

Two New Brothers!

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.

8 comments:

anthonyandbeth said...

this just makes me want to cry. i remember how excited i was when Harrison made his decision to ask Jesus to be his Savior! i think i called you at 8:30 in the morning, on a Saturday! i couldn't wait to get the news out! doesn't it just amaze you to see God working in their little lives and to see them responding to Him! i know you guys are SO happy and proud of the choice your boys have made! God is going to use them in a mighty way for Him! give them a big hug from me and tell them how happy we are about their big decision to follow Christ! :) I pray Lord, that Josiah and Jacob will love and serve you with all of their heart for the rest of their lives!!! God thank you for touching their hearts and drawing them to you! May they never doubt your love for them!

Erica said...

PRAISE THE LORD! And how exciting it will be to see God fulfill His promises in their lives!

Judy said...

Right down these dates!!! We always celebrated our "Born Again Birthdays" in my family when we were growing up. We always got a little gift...something that would help us grow in the Lord. We had cake and everything. It was a great way to remind us of the importance of the decision we made and a good time to talk about growing in Jesus. My sister doesn't give her daughter a gift, she just takes her somewhere special on that day. Emma looks forward to that special date time without her siblings with her. Now that I'm older that date is still very important to me. Some of my best moments with with Lord have happened on my "Born Again B-Day." It's always a great time of spiritual growth! I'm rejoicing with you!! I know that they are becoming great men of GOD!!

Courtney said...

oh, Katy! What amazing "news!" I mean, I hardly know what to say. And your words and heart about it all are so precious! I'm sure your heart is just about to burst!

dandsratz said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! Isn't that the best news EVER!!! What perfect news to read this Monday AM!! Praise the Lord!

Jamie said...

What wonderful news!! I am so excited that your sweet boys have come to know Jesus at such an early age. It will be so exciting to see how they grow in their relationship with Him as they get older. Congratulations to you all on such glorious news!!

Heather J said...

That is soooo amazing!! I love that the Lord has revealed himself to your boys at such an early age. No doubt they've seen what Christ has done and is doing in their parents' lives! I can't wait til the day my boys accept Christ!! Congratulations!!!

Heidi said...

That's awesome Katy!!!...I know your heart was just swelling with emotion.

They are like little sponges at this age and understand more than we give them credit for.

How reassuring that their eternity is already take care of.