Paul had a talk with Jackson about salvation when he was 4, so it had been on my mind to have a more serious discussion with Lena for quite some time. I was glad it came up naturally.
She did pray on her own as I listened with several distinct parts. She prayed (I'll edit it down!): all people are sinners, including herself; she believes Jesus died on the cross to pay for her sins; God now sees her as a perfect child of God because of the sacrifice of Jesus. She even kind of grabbed my cheeks and said with a lot of intensity "Even you are a lamb of God, Mom, and you're not even a kid".
I know it's just the beginning of a lifelong discussion of her faith in Christ, but it provided me some peace knowing she will have the Lord with her for a lifetime. I'm excited for the relationship such an early commitment will make!
(photos courtesy of J. Resemius!)