4 year old Colton went to heaven – over the weeks and years this is what his parents gathered from his trip…
. . . Sitting at my makeshift desk, I looked over at my son as he brought Spider-Man pouncing down on some nasty-looking creature from Star Wars. “Hey, Colton,” I said. “Remember when we were in the car and you talked about sitting on Jesus’ lap?”
Still on his knees, he looked up at me. “Yeah.”
“Well, did anything else happen?”
He nodded, eyes bright. “Did you know that Jesus has a cousin? Jesus told me his cousin baptized him.”
“Yes, you’re right,” I said. “The Bible says Jesus’ cousin’s name is John.”
Mentally, I scolded myself: Don’t offer information. Just let him talk…
” I don’t remember his name,” Colton said happily, “but he was really nice”?!
John the Baptist is “nice”?!
Just as i was processing the implications of my son’s statement-that he had met John the Baptist-Colton spied a plastic horse among his toys and held it up for me to look at. “Hey, Dad, did you know Jesus has a horse?”
“Yeah, a rainbow horse. I got to pet him. There’s lots of colors.” . . .
just when you wish – then accept – that God at this point in time - isn’t doing any public appearances - along comes a 4 year old child that verifies, clarifies, and delivers details of God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit in heaven… my reaction to this gift - is awe, smiles, and fresh joy!
thank you Lord!