An Amazing Moment
A Simple but Significant Moment -
This morning, as usual, I drove Josiah to school.
While driving to school, Josiah suddenly asked, “Dad, when I get old, will I die?”
快到學校的路上, 康兒突然問我, “爹地, 當我老的時候, 我會死嗎?
Hmmm…That was not what I was expecting. Therefore, I said, “Josiah, yes, everyone will get old. When we get old, we will eventually die.”
…這不是我預料的童言童語, 我應著他, “康, 每個人都會老.我們終究都會死去.”
Silence for a few seconds. Then I think with the wisdom and prompting from the Holy Spirit, I said to Josiah “You know everyone that knows Jesus, when they die, they will go live with Him.” Josiah looked at me and said, “Will Jesus make them young again?”
彼此的思考在幾秒的沈默中, 聖靈用智慧叮嚀我當說的話, “康康, 若人是認識且接受耶穌的, 他們死後會與耶穌同在.”康兒盯著我問, “耶穌會使他們再年輕嗎?”
In my mind, I was elated, because you can see how the mind of a little boy works… To answer, I replied “Jesus, does not need to make them young again, when you die and you go live with Jesus, He will give you a new body, new health and new everything. In addition, you will live with Him forever! That is what we call heaven”
我的心充滿欣悅, 因你可看出這個小腦袋正在思深慮遠這人生死後的意義…我繼續回答, “耶穌毋需讓他們再年輕, 因為與耶穌在一起的人, 衪會給你一個全新的身體, 一切都會被祂更新, 而且你會永遠與衪同在, 這就是我們所相信的天堂.
With that, Josiah turned quiet again. However, I know he was thinking… Deep thought really. I then continued, “Josiah, do you want to live with Jesus forever in heaven when you grow old?” Josiah said without hesitation “Yes.” “Can you pray with me and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior so that you can live with Jesus forever in heaven?” I said. Josiah again said “Yes.” I then had the privilege to lead my own son to pray to accept Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. We prayed, “Lord Jesus, thank you because you love me. I want to accept you as my Lord and Savior. I will obey you and follow you all my life. Please take away my sins and help me to be more like you. Thank you for giving me life so I can live with you in heaven forever. In Your name, we pray. Amen.”
小康兒又回到靜肅的思考裡, 身為父親的我知道他在沈思, 而且是凝神的深思.
“康, 當你老的時候, 你要與耶穌在天堂裡永遠同住嗎?”康兒毫不猶豫地答著 “我要!”
我繼續問他, “你要與我一起禱告, 並接受耶穌是你生命的主宰和救主, 所以將來你在天堂就可以永遠有耶穌的同在?”康兒再一次回道, “我要!”
我很榮幸地帶領我心愛的兒子禱告, 接受耶穌做他各人生命的主宰和救主, “主耶穌, 謝謝你愛我, 我要接受你是我生命的主宰和救主.我要順服且跟隨你.謝謝你赦免我的罪, 且要幫助我更有你的形像.謝謝你給我生命, 所以我在天堂會永遠與你同住, 奉主耶穌的名禱告, 阿門.”
It was a very simple moment. However, it was a significant moment. Now, all members (all three of us) of this family belong to Jesus. What a joy this is.
這是一個單純的時刻, 也是一個生死抉擇神聖的時刻, 從現在起, 我們一家三口全屬耶穌所有, 與我們同慶賀吧!