Yesterday in our services we had the opportunity to take communion together as a church. Before the communion was passed around I gave the instructions and said that the only requirement that is placed on you to take communion is that you have a personal relationship with Jesus. After I said that there was one little girl, about 8 years old, sitting next to her Daddy and she reached over and tapped him on the leg. She told him, “Daddy, I want to have a relationship with Jesus.”
This wise and loving Father took full advantage of this divine opportunity and he led her in a prayer of repentance and salvation…and a few moments later this family got to take communion together. Praise the Lord.
After the service he came up to me and told me the good news and asked if I could pray with his little girl. I got down on my knees so I could be eye level with her and told her how proud I was of her and how excited Jesus must be. I reached out my hands and asked her if we could pray together. When she grabbed my hands she dropped to her knees too. The innocence and purity of that moment was almost too much for me. The tears began to well up inside of me. (Embrace those tears…right!) It took me a second to gather my composure so I could pray for her. And afterward she gave me a big smile and an even bigger hug.
Praise the Lord that Sara has been adopted into the Family of God. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Every salvation has a story. What’s yours?