Sunday, August 17, 2008

I Surrender All

After church this morning Ben came to me in tears. He said "Mommy, I'm not saved." I said something like "but Ben, you asked Jesus into your heart a couple of years ago." Then he said something that floored me "No, I did that to make you happy, but I didn't really mean it." All this said through tears. At this point we're standing outside the church, so I said "okay, let's go find someone to pray with you." The very person I had in mind was standing right inside the door. He's the father of one of Ben's friends and is very easy to talk to. He and his family are actually missionaries in Japan and are home on a furlough. He took Ben back to a room where they talked and Ben prayed and received Jesus as his Lord and Savior! When Ben came out I'd never before seen such a look of joy and peace on my precious son's face.

When I asked him about it later, he said it had been bothering him for a long time, but when we sang the song "I Surrender All" during the invitation that did it....he had to make things right with God. I'm so glad he did!

Here's the words to the song we sang:

I SURRENDER ALL

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In his presence daily live.

I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken,
Take me Jesus, take me now.

I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

Have you surrendered all?

4 comments:

Marsha Marsha Marsha said...

Praise the Lord!!! What wonderful news!

I have always loved that song.

Perri said...

Teresa, I'm so proud of Ben for having the conviction to admit his mistake and correct it.

I'm sure many adult "Christians" might have done so in private, but never publicly.

Theresa said...

WOW! This is really AWESOME! Welcome to the family Ben! I'm so happy to have you for a little brother! :o) How neat that you have this song to always remind you of the joy of finding Jesus and surrendering all to Him. Your journey has just begun! I know He has good things in store for you!

Christine said...

The angels are singing for another heart that has accepted the Gift! Praise God and Bless you Ben

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."