April 3, 2018

Lamentations 3:22-23

Gabriella Laffoon, grade 5

I am so glad that I let Jesus into my heart. It is the best decision I have ever made. This is a verse that made me know I should let him in my life: “Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). My sister, Claire, made it so much easier for me to say, “Yes.” And when I did, I was so happy and I knew that I would not regret that choice. When Mrs. Julie was praying, I was crying because I was so happy.

Before I made that choice, I heard other people's stories and I wanted that same relationship with Jesus. When I first went to big church, I did not get it. But as I got older, I understand it more and I love it so much. As I grow up, having Jesus in my heart will make me want to know more about Him. And I know He is proud of me because I made the decision. I know my sins have been forgiven. That is my story and I am going to tell you what so many people told me: It is the best decision you will ever make in your life. I was so proud that I did it and now I'm so happy that I did it. Since I let him into my heart, I encourage others and I bring my friends to camp so they can know what it feels like—because it feels like 1,000 pounds have been lifted off my shoulders; and those pounds are my sins. I love my family and I love being a part of the body of Christ.