Thursday, June 27, 2013
Joy when a child's prayer is answered
At first, I was just so touched and grateful to see that, but then shortly afterward wondered what I would tell him if it didn't happen.
We were in Colorado and had met some kids just up the road from our mountain campsite two days before but weren't certain if they would be able to play again before we left. So Brady prayed, "Dear God, please let the kids come out."
I quickly told him that God answers our prayers if He can and if it's best for us and for others, that maybe they had to go somewhere or maybe we needed to spend alone time as a family. We don't always know all the things that God has to consider.
It's another one of those difficult things to teach: Disappointment is a fact of life, but if you can still have hope you will be so much better off.
As he stood looking up the road longingly, I hoped so much for him. He finally went off and played, content in his prayer, thank goodness.
About 30 minutes later one of the kids came down and we were so joyous! And shortly after that, his grandmother came down to invite us up for a play-date that night. His prayer was answered! We thanked God and reveled in the joy of it.
Not all his prayers in life may be answered, but we'll never forget this time that they were.
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