Monday, February 8, 2010

the prayer was wrong





"Mom, I heard something wrong in that prayer."

There was an old kids' movie on the TV.  Both kids were home sick and they were getting more than their fair share of mediocre TV.  They hardly seemed to be paying attention.

I was tuning the TV noise out as I went about my housework, but tuned in as a little girl knelt by her bed and prayed.  She had some important business to do with God about some puppies.  I heard her say to God that she knows He's really busy up there and everything, but could He please keep her puppies from growing up?

I heard the part about God being busy.  He's often portrayed like that.  I was tempted to make a "teachable moment" out of it, but thought, "Let it be.  The kids are sick and hardly paying attention."  I went back to carrying laundry upstairs.

And then I heard it.

"Mom, I heard something wrong in that prayer."

From my perch halfway up the stairs I looked down on Bubba at the bottom.  He had lifted his energy-less body off of the couch and followed behind me to make that statement.

"What did you hear, honey?"

"That girl said she knew God was really busy--but actually God is never too busy for His children."

 You are absolutely right, Bubba.

In the midst of your croupy stupor, you heard an untruth and countered it with Truth.

And encouraged this mama's heart more than you'll ever know.


I'm unwrapping this everyday gift with Emily at Chatting at the Sky.

9 comments:

Dawn said...

ahhh... it is so great when they get it. without us saying a word. hope both kiddos are back up and at 'em!

Jami said...

Ahhh...Yes!! It is so encouraging when our children speak Truth. What an absolutely wonderful gift to unwrap today. I'm so glad you shared it with us.

Southern Gal said...

Don't you just love when that happens?

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

What an awesome moment- between him and God as well as him and his mama! Beautiful!

Richella said...

Woo hoo! Hallelujah! Don't you just want to jump for joy when something like that happens?!

I wish we would all get it as much kids do. They can understand with trusting hearts. Thank God.

Dayle said...

Except you become as little children . . . is it any wonder?

HisFireFly said...

Amen Bubba!! The Spirit is alive and active in your hearts and home!

imoomie said...

God bless your babies! How awesome!

Jen said...

Oh what a precious child you have.

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