Well after about a week of talking with Isaiah off and on - both structured lessons and laid back conversation - I am very comfortable with his great big decision to be baptized. I think it will probably happen on Friday night - most of the family, and maybe a few friends that he/we might like to invite. I am so very, very proud of him. This is one of the biggest prayers I have had for him and it has been answered so faithfully.
He is such a sensitive guy - one of those that is quick to ask for forgiveness and quick to forgive others. He cries over things that us seasoned adults would never be moved by, he cares for his siblings, and really tries to make the right decisions in all he does. His heart is soft and ready for planting...so no wonder this has come, he always has been interested in studying the Bible - and even more so lately. He likes to practice his handwriting by copying verses. So those seeds are planted over and over again and they are beginning to sprout.
Yesterday when I asked him why he wanted to be baptized he answered me, "Well, it's kind of hard to put in words....when I was younger, I didn't know who Jesus was. Now I do, and I want to follow Him."
We have been studying the book 3 in 1: A Picture of God. It is such a great illustration of the Godhead...check it out if your needing help in explaining to a youngster how the three persons of God work together. I continue to pray that my Isaiah answers the same as his namesake did in Isaiah chapter 6 - "Here am I Lord, send me!" - I hope he influences others to make the same decision that he has solidly made. Yay God!