Wendy’s Good News

Thursday March 31, 2011

Since this blog is my attempt to chronicle the amusing and significant moments of our family life, I would be remiss if I didn’t share the most important milestone a person can attain.

Last week, when I went to rouse the kids for school, Wendy informed me, with a shy but proud smile, that she had asked Jesus into her heart the night before and was now a Christian!

I was thrilled!  And so is she.   I believe she has had a saving faith for a while, but we hadn’t let her take communion yet.  In part, we wanted to make she understood the meaning of the sacrament, but we also wanted to make sure her faith was hers alone.

I was going to summarize what it means to become a Christian, but then I thought it would be better to use her own words.   Here’s the conversation Wendy and I just had:

Why did you want to become a Christian?

Because I wanted to trust Jesus so I could go to heaven.

How do you become a Christian?

You believe in Him and trust Him as your Savior.

Why do you trust Him?

Because He died on the cross for our sins.

How do you think your life has changed now that you’re a Christian?

I feel like I want to do the right thing.  I feel brave enough to do more things that I was afraid of before.

Why do you feel brave?

Jesus put power in me when I was weak.  It’s like someone poor becoming rich.

Are there any Bible verses that helped you understand what it means to be a Christian?

For God so loved the world, he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.  Acts 16:31

Is there anything else you’d like to tell people now that you’re a Christian?

Elijah and Friends changed my life.  On the second to last page it talked about how you get to heaven.  From that I understood the real meaning of being a Christian.

Trust in Jesus and He will become your Savior too.

Praise God for the good work He is doing in her life.  We are so proud of her and grateful to know she is God’s child.  We look forward to seeing Him at work in her life!


7 Responses to Wendy’s Good News

  1. 1
    Karen Dunham says:

    Great news, Wendy!! may God continue the work that he has started in you! And I think that she looks like a Dunham…she looks like Micah – maybe we’ll keep her when you all head out here! ha.

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    Michele Ramsey says:

    That’s awesome! What a thrill it must be for you. May God bless her new journey with Jesus.

  3. 3
    Becky says:

    Fantastic news. Praise the Lord.

  4. 4
    Maggie Bailey says:

    That’s awesome!!

  5. 5
    Pam Lindgren says:

    Wonderful news! Thanks for posting.

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    XfitDad says:

    The Lord continually shows me how richly kind He is to me, and my family.

  7. 7
    monica says:

    That is the best post ever! I love the questions you asked and was so blessed by Wendy’s answers! I am so excited for all of you!

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