I am writing with pure joy my heart. I am elated and I can’t stop praising and thanking God for His amazing mercy toward me. It’s a privilege to pray, to talk to God and to know that He hears. The emotions that overcome a parent when their child prays are indescribable. It is a joyous occasion when a child prays. At lunch today, I experienced this blessing with T. We sat to eat lunch and as I said “Let’s pray!”, T. folded his little hands. To make certain that he was assuming his position to pray, I said the words again, and once more, his little hands came together. He kept them together as we prayed. Love and gratefulness overtook me. Who am I that the Lord favors me? Who am I that the Lord Almighty watches over my children and lives in their hearts?
Praised be the Name of the Lord for His mercy!
This very minute I feel like I have success in life, good success. In this moment, it doesn’t matter what is going on in our lives, I have been made whole and I rest in the presence of my Lord who sees the heart of my children.
If I teach my children just one thing, I want it to be to know God, to kneel down before Him in adoration and praise, to rely on Him for their daily bread, to lean on His staff for strength and to abide in Him for comfort and peace.
Right now, I feel that anything that comes his way, he will be just fine. He knows who holds him and the circumstances ahead. He knows God!
One could argue that the baby was simply repeating a motion that he’s seen many times before, and one would be right. But, this only increases my joy. He is growing in the path that we set before him; the path that the Word of God instructs us to lead him on. This is good news! Today, he mimicked and that is enough for me. The intent will be made stronger over time and the words will come.
I am relying on the Lord’s promise that as I start T. off on the way he should go, even when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
I look forward to continuing to build on this foundation. I look forward to the blessing of watching him grow in his faith and hope. I look forward to watching his brother teach him about God. I rest assured that God will use them mightily for His Kingdom.
God be praised! I feel blessed to know that our children will know our God and call Him King and Lord.