Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank You So Much For Saving Us

Tonight as Meron was wrapping up her prayer before bedtime, she added in a little something she has yet to say. She had already prayed for her cousins and family and talked to God about her baby sister in Africa, when she said this:

"And thank you so much for saving us. In Jesus name. Amen."
I know, I know. She's modeling what she sees and hears in us... or is she?

Several times she has modeled to us what a child's simple and beautiful relationship with God is like. She taught me about God's love and faithfulness. She shared with me God's heart and plan for the least of His. And tonight she reminded us just how much God loves children.

Not the allegorical, symbolical children of you and me as adult "children" of God. But actual children. Kids. Young ones.

Matthew 18:1-6 says this:
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?'

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.

But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."
Kinda sums it up, no? God loves kids. God cares about kids in a great way. He cares about their future and how they are led.

And I also believe He hears them and speaks to them loudly and clearly. Their young minds have less "world time" which makes for a clearer, more open path for God's simple truths to come through.

My prayer tonight is a simple echo of my clear-minded daughter's prayer: "Thank you so much for saving us."

1 comment:

Tizita said...

WOW! that's why the wise King Solomon said "train up a child in the way he should go and when he grows up he will never depart from it"
They might be children but they know what salvation is, better than mosy folks who have high degrees! Love u Meron and still in my prayers. I can't wait for ur daughter to come home!