Clayton is an analytical child. He thinks through a lot of things before he reacts. Unless he's tired, and like his mother he just can't seem to control his tongue...I digress. He has been making little comments over the past year about becoming a Christian. Just little questions here and there. Nothing earth shattering, but I could tell his wheels were turning. Last week while we were at children's camp we had an evening worship service and the camp pastor asked those in attendance if anyone was interested in talking to someone about making Jesus their Savior to just stick around and talk to a grown up. I sat in my chair for a while and no one came to me. I looked to my right and Clayton was just sitting by himself. I went over to him because I thought he was waiting on me. I asked him why he as still sitting there and he looked up at me in a matter of fact way and said, "Mr. Robin said if we wanted to make Jesus our Savior to stick around and talk to an adult. I was just waiting on you to come over. I'm ready to do that." Just.like.that. I couldn't believe it. I talked to him that night and told him we would talk to Fred when we got home. Sunday morning came and Clayton and Fred sat in the dining room. Fred talked a little while and then Clayton prayed a silent prayer asking Jesus to be his Savior. Whew...nine years of answered prayer. We all rejoiced over his decision and then called family to meet for his baptism.
This picture is kind of fuzzy, but in my mind it is clear. The sight of my husband with my oldest child following in baptism will bring me to tears for years to come. I pray that he will never turn from the left or the right as he follows after the one who died on the cross for him.