I have a bit of a dilemma and I'm asking for advice...
My sweet little boy, Spencer, came up to Tony & I today and asked if he could be baptized. I was a little more than taken aback by his request. He's 6 years old. SIX YEARS OLD. How can a six year old boy even begin to understand the magnitude of this request? I suppose I shouldn't be this surprised. It was last year at this time that he asked Jesus to come live in his heart. This little boy is wise beyond his years and has a heart the size of Texas.
"Do you know what it means to be baptized?"
That I believe that Jesus died for me and He loves me.
"Why do you want to be baptized?"
So that all of my sins are washed away.
"Did you know that your sins were washed away when you first asked Jesus to live in your heart?"
"Yep... Do you still want to get baptized?"
Because I want to live the way Jesus wants me to and I want everyone to know I love Him.
So here I am with this problem. I want to grant him his request, but is he old enough? Does he fully understand what he's asking? Am I holding him back by saying no? Am I forcing him into something he may not fully "get" if I say yes? I would love ANY and all feedback on this one... I don't want to break his little heart, but I'm not sure he's ready and I want him to be fully aware of his decision and to do it for the right reasons.
This little man of mine just has a heart for Jesus and I don't want to disappoint him.