Ah, isn’t DJ too cute here? This is one of my fav pix of him. Well tonight as I helped him with his snack, he stopped mid-snack & struck up a conversation with me.
I’d like to tell you about it:
“Mommy, I want to ask Jesus into my heart.”
“You do? Do you know what that means, DJ?”
“It means I’ll get to go to heaven.”
“It means that He will help me read and write.”
“Uh, hum, well, uh….” (Me, trying to come up with a smart-mommy reply)
“Can you pray it with me, mommy?”
“DJ, do you know what Jesus did for you?”
“He helps me do everything.” (DJ)
“Do you know what He did on the cross for you?”
“He died for all my sins.”
“DJ, let’s ask Daddy to pray with you, cause he’s your daddy AND your pastor!”
DJ hopped down from his barstool, went up to Raul and told Raul he wanted to ask Jesus into his heart.
Raul took DJ by the hand, they went to his room and they prayed.
When DJ and Raul came back into the living room, DJ came up to me and whispered in my ear, “Now Jesus can speak to me.”
I’m sorry, I need a moment, my eyes are really watering as I type this….OK. Better.
Let me land this plane…
I don’t know how this all unfolded in our home tonight. I may never know. I wasn’t prepared, I didn’t have time to call a parenting hotline. But here’s what I know for sure: Jesus makes himself known to all people, everywhere, all the time.
For five years and 12 days, He’s been making himself known to DJ Palacios.
Tonight, DJ Palacios chose to make himself known to Him.
And for me, there is not a bigger celebration.