I just had to share this wonderful news. My 7 year old son accepted Christ last night--well, early this morning. Here is the story. Since our children were babies we have always shared the Gospel message of salvation with them. With my son Samuel, every once in a while I would sit down with him and go over the plan of salvation and just talk to him about it. For a while, he never really understood what it was all about. Eventually,my girls also began sharing Christ with him. Yesterday, once again, I went over the plan of salvation with him and he said, as he has for the last several weeks, "Mama, I understand, but I am just not ready." I let it go and told him if he ever was ready to make that decision to come and talk to me. I could sense that he understood, but was, in reality, making a decision to say no to Christ. He seemed troubled. Anyway, at 1:30 this morning Samuel came to my bed and woke me up. He was just weeping. I sat down with him on my lap and he told me that he was trying so hard to go to sleep but couldn't. He knew he needed to get saved and it was keeping him awake. I asked him if he was ready to get saved and he said "Oh Yes". He prayed and asked Jesus to forgive him and be his savior. I rocked him for a while and then just before I tucked him back in bed I asked him if knew he was saved. He said yes. I then asked him how he knew and he said "I just trusted Christ to be my Saviour". I tucked him in bed and he was asleep in just a few moments. It thrills my heart that at the tender age of 7 he was kept awake by his need to get saved, and also to see the peace that let him go to sleep once he said yes to the Savior. I wish you all could know my little Samuel. In a way he is everybody's dream child. He is all boy yet he is incredibly sweet. My worry with him has always been that he might never see himself as a sinner as he is really a very good kid. I don't think I have disciplined him 10 times. He just hasn't needed it. He always obey instantly and without any attitude. He has always been so easy. Even when he was a baby he was so laid back. He slept through the night the first night home from the hospital. He is tough, yet very tender-hearted. He will cry over a dead bird but he can stack wood right along with the older kids and hold his own. He is very compassionate. Before my mom died from Parkinson Disease 3 years ago Samuel loved going with me to the nursing home to see her. He was 4 or 5 at the time and would go up and down the halls of the nursing home visiting with the residents; always giving them a kiss on the cheek before he moved on. He is just such a special little guy. Very loving---I get so many huge hugs from him and kisses all day long. He brings me flowers many times a day during the summer. He is smart as a whip and even his siblings adore him. He and my oldest daughter, who is 12, have an extremely close relationship. I have never seen a brother and sister who were closer. They are more than brother and sister, she is almost like a second mother to him. They just adore each other. Samuel had an identical twin brother that died before they were born. The doctors said it was a miracle that Samuel made it. He is the joy of my heart and so special. I am so thrilled he finally accepted Christ. Now I know both my twins will be in Heaven. My daughters have had Samuel on their prayer list for about 6 months now. Needless to say, they are thrilled to have had a part as they both prayed for him and shared Christ with him. My heart is so full---I know many of you can identify with this. Thank you all for letting me share this with you.