Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday was a very big day for The Lambert family. Last fall Hoot started talking about becoming a Christian and what it meant to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He would ask a few questions and then drop it for a while. He once compared Jesus to Superman... they both could fly when they wanted to... we decided he was still a little immature to comprehend salvation and decided not to push the conversations. In October he started asking again. He was persistent that we tell him what it meant and how he could become a follower of Jesus. The very first prayer I prayed over my son was that God would call him to himself and that Hoot would indeed ask Christ into his heart and follow him whole heartedly. I prayed that he would be sold out for Christ and that he would be unashamed of his relationship with Christ. I prayed this over him when the nurse placed him in my arms after he was released from a short stay in the NICU. (I also prayed for the woman he would someday marry) This was not a decision we as parents could make for our son. We committed to raise him in a christian home and teach him Godly principles, but the ultimate decision to accept what Christ did on the cross and choose to make him Lord of his life was his... We still weren't sure he was ready to make this commitment. He is only 7 years old. We still have a lot discipling to do with him, but he understands that he is indeed a sinner and that the only way to God is through Jesus. John 14: 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. We were very proud parents as we watched our son acknowledge his salvation in baptism. This was a very important step of obedience in his spiritual walk. After churhc we took him out for lunch and presented him with his very own big boy bible. The tears were flowing... I was trying to hold back, but they just kept coming.