Emma, in her own words, "asked Jesus to be her Savior from her sins!"
Now, I have spent a lot of time thinking about whether to post about this event or not. All things blogged are for posterity, right? My children have LONG and very detailed baby books. HA!
As I tucked her in I sang one of the favorites in our house..."Change my heart oh God..." As I sang she was feeling for her heartbeat. She couldn't feel it so I helped her. As she felt her heart beat she said, "What about Caleb's heart...is it beating?" I told her that if your heart stops beating you die. I told her that's why the words of the song talk about changing your heart to be like God...because all of our hearts are sinful.
She pondered this a bit...and tearfully said, "I don't want to die with sins in my heart!" NOW...here's the point where I could have just said, "Well, pray this prayer dearie and you've received your salvation shot...don't ever worry about it again."...but I didn't...As Jesus so often did, I asked another question..."What do you know about that sin in your heart? Who could do something about it?"
She said, "If I pray and tell Jesus I'm sorry for my sins...he'll wash my sins away." I asked if she had ever done that before...and she said no. I told her that she could pray at any time and he would save her. She said she wanted to pray right then...
Luke 15:10, "there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”