Friday, February 1st, 2008 started out to be an okay, usual day; it was Friday, payday, and the weekend was right around the corner. Work was a little hectic, but not overwhelming. I was feeling a bit better physically too.
Then, at lunch I received a call from a strange number, one that I didn’t recognize. I decided not to answer the phone – if it was important, they would leave a message. A few minutes later, Deana’s cell phone rang and it was Michael. As we just arrived at work, I said goodbye to Deana and Sophia and jumped out of the car. Moments after arriving at my desk, however, Deana called me and said I missed a really good call and I needed to call Michael. I assumed he had enrolled in school or got promoted at work, so I called him right away.
He answered and we had small chat for a few seconds, and then he said, “Josh needs to talk to you.” That was different, so I quickly figured he finally lost his first tooth and was excited to share it with me.
Here is a reenactment of our conversation:
G: Hey Josh!
J: Hey Mom, guess what????
J: I got saved today!!!
G: What? You got saved today?!?!!?!
J: Yeah! Jesus is in my heart!
G: That’s awesome! Tell me all about it!
J: Well today Michael reminded me that Jesus died on the cross to pay for all my sins and that I could ask him into my heart and he would be with me forever and I could live with Jesus and God in heaven and Jesus will be with me always and make me feel safe and take care of me. So we prayed and Jesus came into my heart! And Mom, I am so excited! (He said this last part numerous times)
Josh, who is more outgoing than I thought he would be, is still not overly expressive. When he was talking he really WAS excited…..more than I’ve ever heard before! We talked some more about this and I shared how this was a wonderful day for him and for me, etc. He then said:
J: Hey Mom, now you’re my sister! (giggle)
I rejoice in this amazing blessing and am totally amazed at how God is so faithful! I talked to Michael, who said he just felt like he should start talking to Josh today – I am thankful that Mike responded to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Kenny, who also accepted Christ when he was 7 – has really had a burden for his little brother and has prayed for him and talked to him about Christ. He was VERY excited to hear Josh has accepted Christ as his own personal Lord and Savior.
Throughout the day, Stepha said Josh kept saying, “I can’t believe Jesus saved me today!”
He truly seems different……and I am so blessed and amazed and humbled and……thankful!
Josh will be calling people today to share the news too!