For a variety of reasons, it has been quite some time since I have written an article in the Granna Chronicles. Since the last entry, our little SweetPea, now three, has gained a little sister. Happy and healthy, our LittleOne has been a joyous addition to the family. Amazingly, she is already eight months old. Time passes so quickly, and our children grow so fast!
Two weeks ago I had the privilege of watching our granddaughters while their parents had a much needed evening out. With LittleOne safely tucked into her crib, SweetPea and I brushed her teeth before we headed downstairs to say prayers. With a myriad of stuffed animals strategically placed on the bed, we settled in and recited the same words her parents had spoken when they were her age.
“Now I lay me down to sleep…..” After blessing her family and “everybody in the whole wide world”, she unclasped her little hands and informed me quite seriously, “I prayin’ for ‘no”. Following three unsuccessful attempts at clarification, I acknowledged her heartfelt request, and kissed her good night.
Two weeks later, upon my arrival for a visit, I was greeted at the top of the stairs by SweetPea’s very serious proclamation,“I prayin’ for ‘no”. Her parents, also witness to her request during prayer times, had been able to translate to me that SweetPea was “praying for snow.” She wanted to play in it and make angels. I had to chuckle, for the man at the coffee stand the very next morning had said he was praying that we wouldn’t have any snow. I informed him this was not likely, as my three year old granddaughter had already put in her request.
As I write this article, two days after my last visit, I am sitting in the office, looking out the window at approximately six inches of snow blanketing the front lawn. It is light, and fluffy, and beautiful, and I imagine, just right for making snow angels. And I smile.
The Lord tells us to come to Him as little children. I think of the confident request of our little SweetPea. A request made over and over, in faithful expectancy. Never did she ask what was taking so long. There was neither doubt nor wavering as she made her desire to be known. She simply continued to pray until she received her answer. With a childlike faith.
Oh that we might have that same type of faith when we pray.
Mathew 18:4 Therefore, anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.