8/04/2009

Treasure in his heart

Benji loves treasure. Anytime we’re at a craft store, he begs to look at the “cwystals”. I had him with me tonight on a quick trip to get some office supplies and other little stuff. I got sidetracked in a “make-your-own-jewlery” aisle and of course we had to look at all the “cwystals”. Benji chose a glass cross pendant.

In the car on the way home, I said, “So Benji, what are you going to do with your treasure? Are you going to hide it in your castle?” As the two action figures in his hands waged a deadly battle, he said, “No, I think I’m just gonna look at it all day and night.”
I said, “Oh, and will it remind you of Jesus since it’s a cross?” All I heard this time was “arrrgh, oooof, kaPow!”

Trying again, I asked, “Benji, did you know that Jesus died for you on a cross and it means that if you ask Him to be in your heart, He’ll forgive all your sins and be with you forever?”
After a few more battle noises Benji commented, “Well, He’s most likely in my heart already because I have this cwoss” Chuckling to myself, I corrected him. “No, honey, you have to ask him to be in your heart.”

“Jesus, will you be in my heart? Fwa-poom! Bammm! Whumpf! Is that how I ask?” said Benji and his action figures. “Yep, it sure is honey” I said, stifling my laughter.
So, in a sweet, sincere tone, Benji said, “Jesus, will you come in my heart?” and after a brief pause, in his deep action figure voice said, “Yes I will son!”

I’m not sure if it was Benji or Commander Rex that made a life-changing decision on the car ride home, but someone’s going to heaven!!

7 readers took time to leave a thought:

Faith Hope Love Mama August 4, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

Love it! Ian loves Commander Rex also. How wonderful that he relates it all in his own way. What a great mom you are to plant these seeds for him. Have fun on vacation. :)

Sara Kay August 4, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

We had a similar experience with Audrey a couple months ago. People always talk about the faith of a child, but it takes on a whole new meaning when it's your own child! :)

4 Little Men and Girly Twins August 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

((((((hugs))))))) benji! we love you!

that was too sweet!

Sam August 4, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

So sweet shelly, Abriella did a simular thing a few weeks ago. We have always told her how she'll go to heaven but she always said she didn't want to go cause she didn't want to die. But this last time she asked about Heaven I again told her how she would get to go there and she asked Jesus to live in her heart. It's so sweet to hear out of such little babes :) I love that he answered himself back in a deep voice :)

Tarrah August 4, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

that last comment was actually from me - Tarrah

McSarah August 4, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

L.O.V.E. IT!!!!!

Naomi August 4, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

aww!!!

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