Posting this for my family who has been fabulous through this troubling season!
Early one morning while I prayed, Lili, my four year old granddaughter, sat at the top of the stairs preaching to her imaginary choir below.
She spoke loudly, “God gets the monsters off of you. He sends them away!” She cried. “God is going to come into your heart. He’s going to love you.”
“We’re going to pray,” she paused briefly.
Then she started preaching again. “The WORD is going to help you! God loves you! He LOVES His children. He is going to love you a lot!”
She held her arms wide. “He loves you this much!”
“You’re going to need to pray — you’re going to do it! Close your eyes and PRAY”
Finishing her sermon, she clapped her hands, Praising God!
Take it from a four year old — GOD LOVES YOU!
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7
As much as I love this helicopter, I hate to see it fly in at times. Mostly because it lands under extreme circumstances and leaves you standing helplessly by. However, I have found that it’s an opportunity to stand in the gap and pray hard for another. Thereby giving HOPE rein.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Lili and I walked over to the pond on a quest to photograph the wild geese. As I instructed her to be quiet and walk softly, because the geese are skittish, she bounced, twirled, and jumped.
I quickly started taking photographs all the while praying to the Lord to send angels to keep the flock corralled for a moment. Lili, on the other hand, walked off toward the geese on a mission of her own.
“Lili, get back here,” I hissed softly. “You’ll scare the geese.”
In turn, the determined Lili gave me a look that said — watch this, grandma! And I did, in amazement.