Monday, October 31, 2011

Celebrating on October 31st?

Is there anything more precious for a mother than, after giving birth to a baby, holding that precious little one in your arms and realizing you just brought this child into the world?!

Yes, there is something more precious than that.... and I experienced it today.

Even more precious than bringing a child into this world is watching your child bow their head and, tearfully, ask Jesus to come into their heart and cover their sins with His blood.  And then you realize with full magnitude... this child that I brought into this world and held in my arms will one day leave this world to be in the arms of Jesus.
Seven-year-old Nate, on Halloween - a day meant for evil for many - asked Jesus to be His Saviour.  And, not only are the angels rejoicing in Heaven, but everyone in our home is rejoicing too!
Nate called his Mimi in Mexico {through Skype} with the wonderful news.  It was 2:00pm here (the wonderful event took place after lunch) and 6:00am in Mexico.  Good thing his Mimi gets up earlier than that each day!
 Then, everyone in the family wanted to pose with the special "BIRTH"day boy!



All Nate could talk about the rest of the day was his salvation experience.  It was so real to him, and he couldn't think about anything else.  I got out my love letters notebook that I am writing to him and asked if he could write down his thoughts about getting saved.  I'm so glad I did that!  What a keepsake!


His picture at the bottom was just hilarious... That is Jesus on the throne with the angels holding balloons and singing.  When we asked him who was on the steps, he explained that it was an angel holding up the words to the song for the other angels!  He must have been thinking of his Sunday kids' choir that he participates in.... where the song is always on a poster board that his teacher holds up for all of the children.  Priceless!

Nate mentioned over and over today that he felt "pure" and "bold to tell others like the disciples" and "happy," etc.... I have no doubt in this Momma heart of mine that something heavenly happened in my sweet boy's heart today.  His constant smile is all the proof I need.  Thank you, Jesus, for giving us our own October 31st celebration!

[And, if anyone else wants to know how they can be saved too, just ask me.  I'll be glad to share!]

26 comments:

  1. What wonderful news to hear! I loved reading his precious thoughts on being saved. I'm rejoicing with your family on this special Birthday!

    I also, want you to know, that I am praying for your visa situation. Not only your family's but the others that you mentioned.

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  2. So happy for your little guy! I love your journal idea for the kids, and recently purchased two notebooks to start on the day we leave for Australia!

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  3. Hallelujah!!! How Wonderful! His note is just precious!

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  4. Absolutely, joy in heaven!! And think of the eternity we'll have to continue the celebration with our Lord. Priceless.

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  5. I don't know if to cry or laugh. How sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!!!

    The angels are rejoicing, Nate, as is all your long-distance family! We are all sooo happy!

    Welcome to the family of Jesus!

    I love you so much.
    Aunt Anna

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  6. Oh, Jolene, the tears are streaming down my face. This is my favorite kind of post to read. I am so happy for you and the family and especially for your precious Nate as my mommy heart longs to experience that same kind of joy someday with my own little boy . . . and girl. I love you, dear friend. Thank you so much for making my day today in posting this!

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  7. So precious! I love his picture! That will be a special thing for him to always remember back to to keep those seeds of doubt away!!! What a good idea!

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  8. Like you said, this is priceless, and it just made my day! I know it must have been such a wonderful day for you, and of course the most important day in Nate's life! Gail

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  9. HAPPY BIRTH...DAY NATE. I AM SO GLAD TO GET THE NEWS OF YOU BEING SAVED. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER!!!!

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  10. Congratulations, Nate! We are SO happy for you, and can't wait to see what life has in store for you!
    I love you!
    ~Aunt Ruthie

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  11. Such wonderful news! Rejoicing with your family!

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  12. Congratulations Nate and PRAISE GOD!! We are so excited for you and can't wait to see what God has for you. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

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  13. Praise the Lord! So sweet and precious when our children ask Jesus into their hearts! Love his smile that shows the joy in his heart!

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  14. Hi, I'm so glad to hear about Nate. That is such awesome new!!!!! I am sorry to hear about the visas though. I'm praying constantly for y'all. I emailed my mom and she told my church; so I know they're praying for you too. I hope everything is going well aside from that. I love reading your blogs. I always look forward to checking my email and seeing one.

    Hilary

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  15. Rejoicing with your whole family!!!!!!!! What a blessed day and I especially love Nate's pictures and precious words. Too cute and oh, so beautifully REAL!! *Hugs*

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  16. So wonderful!!

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  17. Happy 'Birth'day, Nate! Such wonderful news!!

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  18. Now that IS something worth celebrating on this day! That is wonderful news. I am so happy for Nate. :o)

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  19. Rejoicing with you over the lost sheep come home. What a blessing and JOY.
    May the Lord always keep his heart tender to the things of His WORD.
    I have been praying for your situation in the UK. I know the Lord has great things planned for you and they are perfect plans.
    I have enjoyed the tour of your home. What a lovely place and you are so sweet in sharing it with all of us.
    May your day be richly blessed.
    Love as always,
    Vicki

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  20. How wonderful! I'm rejoicing right along with you! what a precious moment :)

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  21. I was downloading the pictures from this today and just made me smile all over again. What joy!
    Love and prayers,
    Vicki

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Thank you for your encouraging comments! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25