"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 3 John 1:4
It was a moment that I will never forget. I remember every detail about it.
Some of my memories that are so ingrained in my mind are not pleasant. I wish I could forget them, but not this one. When this memory comes back to me I delight in it and rejoice all over again with even greater emotion than I did the day it happened.
It was such an ordinary day. I was on the run! I was always on the run. I had my four year old son, Caleb with me. We were going to a friends house to pick something up. She lived thirty to forty minutes from our house so it was a bit of a drive. I had my praise music blasting, worshiping as I drove. The song that was playing was a Dennis Jernigan song, Worthy is the Lamb.
My son, Caleb suddenly broke into my praise and asked, "Momma, what does that song mean? What does it mean that the Lamb is worthy?"
I began to explain to him that Jesus is the Lamb. The gospel message unfolded from my heart into my little boy's heart. Then he asked, "Momma, can I pray that prayer? I want Jesus to save me. Can we do that now?"
So I led my son, at the age of four in a prayer of salvation. It was Divine.
Two weeks later, he brought his one-year-old brother, Luke, to me saying, "You have to pray for Luke, Momma. He is not saved. Please pray for him to accept Jesus into his heart, too." So we prayed. I honored Caleb's faith and we believed for Luke's salvation. (Since that time, Luke has asked Jesus into his heart with understanding).
Two years later, Caleb brought his little brother, Josiah, who was one-year-old at the time, to me saying, "Momma, Josiah is not saved. We have to pray that prayer for him to accept Jesus into his heart." So we prayed and believed for Josiah to be saved. ( Josiah has also prayed with understanding since that time to receive Christ).
Caleb is an evangelist and his ministry began at a very young age. I would pray with my children every night before they went to sleep. Often times Caleb would weep over the homeless, the dying, the hurting, the lost. Not just pray, but weep. He has led many to the Lord.
Who would have known that a song and a time of praise could lead to so much? Caleb is twenty-two and his work continues. He has never strayed from the foundations of the gospel. He is not perfect, but he has a testimony of faithfulness and a deep love for the Lord.
I marvel at the work the Lord has done for him and through him. I could not forsee his future when I prayed with him to receive Christ that day. I did not know if he would even remember what I shared with him. He has walked in that truth since the day we prayed it into his heart.
Do you have a child that needs to know the Lord? Be encouraged. The Lord has a plan. I have five children and they all have a testimony. They all have come to know the Lord is various ways. The Lord has been creative in drawing them to Himself. I praise Him for that. Caleb is one that I had the privilege of leading to Christ. That one moment in our history will be carried into our eternity. It is a memory I will always treasure.
I pray that this testimony will encourage you.