Sunday, February 27, 2011


Yesterday was a great day for us. Saturday started like a normal weekend day. it was gorgeous outside and I had a tedious painting job ahead of me so I pulled up a chair and began painting. after a while harrison came up beside me and started helping me. we worked together for a while. brief conversations came up followed by silence and painting. it was nice. but then, the serious questioning began.

"mom," says harrison, "will Michael Jackson be in heaven?"

this makes me smile. you see, we had just watched "this is it" the michael jackson documentary. harrison has for years now had a fascination with Michael jackson. he wants to know all about him. why hes famous, all his songs, his dance moves, if he's really a zombie, etc.... while watching the movie, we answered lots of questions and explained to harrison that michael was a very rare, talented, gifted. individual. sort of a "elvis 2".

after a brief period of silence following the question, I said, "well, baby. we dont know. we dont know whether michael believed that Jesus died for his sins or not."

"but mom," harrison says in a very serious tone,"in the documentary, michael said, "God bless you. alot. he did. I heard him."

I smiled. I paused. I thought long and hard. I said, "yes, baby. he did. but that doesnt mean he knew Jesus Christ as his personal savior."

Harrison said, "well, i want to know if he'll be in heaven."

I said, "i guess we will see someday."

harrison said, "will I be in heaven?" I answered, "if you believe that God sent His only Son to die on a cross for your sins."

Harrison said, "I do believe that and I want to tell God."

I said, "why dont you go talk this over with your dad."

he went inside and a little later he and Tim came outside and wanted to pray together and my first born, my baby, accepted Christ as his Savior. what an incredible day.

I prayed for this day. I prayed for my son's soul. what a glorious day.

and who knew, Michael Jackson would insight just deep conversations.

:) thanks michael. hope to see you there.


cphillips1007 said...

AWW Tara, tears of happiness for y'all. So sweet! What an amazing moment!

joy said...

Tell Harrison his grandmother can't dance or sing like Michael Jackson, but she will see him there. Love you, sweetheart!

Jenny said...

tears, that is a great story, love that it was started with mj.

cw said...

ditto all the others, great story, Praise Jesus! brought tears to my eyes, what a memorable day :)
- angela w.