Thursday, October 02, 2008

Now More Details

So, last night, I wanted to let you know the big news! This morning, I thought I would share some more details. None of us thought that "B" would understand enough in just two weeks to make a commitment to Christ. It went through our minds, but seemed like he just had too far to jump. Let me back up and tell you the background.

Last week, on the way to NJ, Bethany and "B" were talking. He was not sure he was going to like Awana, especially the part where you had to learn verses. He asked Bethany if he could just bring his homework in and work on that while others learned their verses. He said that he just really didn't like the Bible. (That was just a week ago!!!!!) Anyway, Bethany said that was fine and put no pressure on him. He does not have much of a church background at all.

So, last week, I wrote how super excited he was and how much he shared with Bethany. This week, (they both come home to our house and have dinner with us and play rock band:) he came ready to pass his section. As he was working through the handbook time he ended up with a question. He told Bethany that he was looking and looking for the answer about how to have faith, but he couldn't find the answer. It was time for counsel time, but Bethany shared with her Dad that B had a question about faith.

Alan and B ended up going to talk. Alan didn't think there was any way that B would understand everything, but as he was talking to him, felt led to explain further and further. Alan told me at the end of the night that B had gotten saved, but I didn't hear the whole story until Bethany relayed it to me through the words that B had told her. He explained to Bethany that man had fallen because of sin and that the punishment for sin is DEATH! He then told Bethany not to worry because Jesus paid the penalty for that sin on the cross and that if he believed that, he could live with him in heaven forever. He then told Bethany, "I believe it. All of it!"

Bethany shared that the most exciting thing about heaven for her is that Davin will be able to do what all of us can do. He will be able to walk and talk. Well, B has a brother who has "problems", too. He said, "Do you mean that when we get to heaven, my brother won't have problems anymore?" (Oh, this is really getting me choked up...) Bethany said that it is true if his brother believes in Jesus as his savior, too. So, B is going to make sure he shares everything with his brother. When they got home, his brother was asleep, though, so maybe today:)

9 comments:

Mark Dudley said...

Amazing! Isn't God good!?! Your family has always been a light to those around you. I seem to remember a certain other girl that helped lead a whole family to Christ. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. -Nan

Michelle said...

Amazing! How exciting for Bethany!
I will keep B and his family in my prayers!

Kelli said...

even though we are different religons, it so sweet to know we all believe in christ. He can heal us, lead us and bless us. Which makes this world just a bit less harsh! (I probably need to remember my own faith in christ at this time with Kyler. hehe) thanks for reminding me.

Shari said...

OH, I have goosebumps reading that post! God is so good and isn't it amazing how he can work in a person's heart in such a short time? Bethany will never forget this! Wonderful!

Jessica Morris said...

What a beautiful story! How amazing and wonderful for B!! God is good!

Kim S in SC said...

Hey Heather! What wonderful news you are sharing! I'll be praying for B and all of you! Praising HIM with you for this boy's salvation and for his excitement over sharing with his brother. How great to know, that even when someone looks so far away from Christ,that Christ himself bridges the gap!

Kim

Angie said...

Hallelujah! Praying B continues to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus.

Bethany said...

God really is so good.

Shelly said...

What a great testimony!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!