"Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, it there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things." Phil 4:8

April 22, 2011

A childs prayer

My son had a party in his pre-school class to celebrate the Resurrection.  As they prayed for the wonderful food put before them, the teacher led them in a sweet prayer.  (She is truly the best teacher my kids have ever had, because she truly exudes the love of Christ to the children) As they were praying, my little 5 year old prayed loud and boldly repeating the words of his teacher. 

What a "delight" this was to my heart to hear this child of mine speaking boldly in prayer.  For this is the child who barely spoke for the first 3 years of his life, it was unclear if he understood what was going on around him, and when he did speak, it wasn't easy to understand what he was trying to say.  So you can see why this was so special to me.

The icing on the cake was when the little boy sitting across from him said out loud to the teacher as he glanced at me " Teacher, he said Amen twice". 

I looked at him and said "Yes, he did".

My son was grinning from ear to ear and very proud that he was praying to "Jesus".

Children are never to young to truly understand who Jesus is and to come before Him in prayer and worship. 

But Jesus said,
“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14

1 comment:

Dawnmarie said...

The heart of a child is so sweet and genuine. I can see how you as a mom are so happy and blessed that your son has come to where he is in both his vocalization and love for Christ!