A simple reason for a smile…

Last night, after the kids and I had read story and we were getting ready to say prayers, I mentioned to Abbie that there were a lot of people praying for her and praying that she would have a great kindergarten year. She asked who, and I told her that our sunday school class is praying for her.

She beamed and said “they know me!?”I replied, “no, they don’t all know you, but they know mama and daddy and they know we love you and that you are special.” The look on her face was priceless. You could see her body relax as she absorbed that nugget of truth.

Then I said that we should also pray for the “fancy girl” and Timothy (a boy in her class who gets in trouble every day.)

This afternoon, when I picked her up, she jibber-jabbered away about her day, like she hasn’t done before. As we sat down for a snack I asked how things went on the playground.

Things went well there (check)

and Timothy?

He behaved all day (check, again!)

She looked at me, smiled, and said “It worked!”

Why do we so often forget to pray for the small details? The Lord cares about the detail of our life and hears them. I hope this is a lesson Abbie never forgets.


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