Friday, August 14, 2009

We Are All About Grace and Love at Our House.

Seriously, we are. So, you can imagine how surprised I was when I overheard this conversation the other evening. . .

Joshua and JCT sit in the third row of our van ~ just the two of them. And, if I could always hear their little conversations, I feel quite certain that my blog would become a transcript of their interactions.

This particular evening Joshua was announcing that he would see Grandma again because he was going to heaven one day because he had asked Jesus into his heart. He then felt it necessary to point out that Daddy had asked Jesus into his heart, and Mommy had asked Jesus into her heart. But, he couldn't leave it at that. He, also, felt it necessary to point out that "JCT has not asked Jesus into his heart yet, and Elijah has not asked Jesus into his heart yet, so they are going to go to h*el*l unless they do it!!!!" Then, he looked JCT directly in the eyes and said, "You better ask Jesus into your heart right now, or you're going to go to h*el*l when you die! Do you want to go to h*el*l??"

JCT very quickly and quietly agreed with Joshua that h*el*l was not where he wanted to go when he died. And, in the blink of an eye, Joshua led JCT to invite Jesus into his heart. Or, rather Joshua forced salvation upon him using the h*el*l/fear tactic. I'm not really sure what my sweet Lord, full of grace and love, thought as he looked down upon this backseat conversation. But, I think it made him laugh. :-) Yes, I am quite certain He laughed. He loves my Joshua, and He knows his heart. And, don't worry, I had a little talk with the two of them about salvation, forgiveness, grace, love, and h*el*l.

6 comments:

Jill said...

This makes me belly laugh. When I was about 6 I told my great-grandmother who was in her late 80's that her good friend who was Jewish was going to He.. because she did not believe in Jesus.
I repeated over and over again that the only way to heaven was Jesus, no other way and my great grandmother better tell her friend soon.
Can't imagine the topic of conversation later that afternoon when I'd gone out to play.

Sarah said...

So funny! Caiden is quite concerned about Grayson and tried to lead/force him to Christ the other night, too! He kept asking, "So, are you ready, Gray? Do you want to pray RIGHT NOW???" I had to stifle a laugh as I explained that Grayson could wait until he was a little more ready. He and Joshua would make quite a team! It would be the Crusades all over again :)

Love you, sweet friend!

by Cheri said...

How precious!

My son is 6 1/2 years older than my daughter, he has preached many sermons to her.

I think the most interesting tactic he used was when he was 6 years old. He told his 85 year old Great, Great Aunt who spent the night with us on a Saturday night, but refused to go to church the next day that if she didn't start obeying God, she would find herself in the belly of a whale just like Jonah!
Oh, the things children say!

jimdukes said...

Great story. I just wish all parents would take your approach to dealing with these efforts by children. Good job.pop

Malisa @ My Lil' Corner of the World said...

I love this story. No better way to get your younger siblings to do something than to threaten them, huh?! I would have liked to be a fly on that wall!

Tara Lee said...

This is funny!

I love your blog - such an encouragement to me....thank you for writing!

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