“We know God works miracles. We are never to give up praying.”
Story of Ethan and Mattie my great grandchildren-
One night Ethan was staying at Grandma’s. He was in the tub having a bath. I was telling him about Jesus. I left and was cleaning my sink when he called me and said, “Grandma, I want Jesus to come into my heart, and I want my name in the Book in heaven.” So we prayed and he was all happy. He said, “Now put it in books.” He meant my Bible.
So the next day he went home, at that time they lived in Vancouver. I prayed a lot more for him as he didn’t have any help at home. They moved to Winfield and I didn’t see them much after that. When he did come again for a visit he had his little sister with him. By now he was 7 years old and she was about five years old. We were playing a game, when all at once she pushed the game to the side and said, “Okay! I want to know about your God!”
Ethan was all excited and said, “Grandma, I have a book right here. Grandpa gave it to me.” I said, “go for it.” It told of the way of Salvation. And she said, “I want Jesus too!”
So Ethan said, “Grandma it’s all up to you now.” So we held hands and prayed. Little Mattie gave her heart to the Lord. Ethan said, “Mattie your name is now in the Book in heaven.” She said, “I want my name in Grandma’s book too!” Ethan said, “I don’t think Grandma has any more room in her book.” She said, “Well you just have to…your name is in there – I want mine in there too.”
So I took my Bible and said, “Okay, let’s squeeze you in.” Mattie was all happy. I wondered if they would remember all this. They did not attend Sunday school and therefore had limited support. I just kept praying for them.
Now Ethan is going to be 16 in June and Mattie is 14. Just a few days ago they came for a visit with their dad. I had a chance to talk to them one-on-one privately and they both remembered when I told them about what they did when they were younger. I said to Ethan you were only two and a half years old. He said, “Grandma I was only two” – I had him mixed up with my other grandson who is two and a half.
They both had the same experience at different times. Mattie remembers she was five. We know God works miracles. We are never to give up praying.