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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One of those moments!

I wanted to share with you a wonderful experience I had a couple of days ago. Last Friday my niece was born 5 weeks premature. Her lungs were not fully developed so the doctors sent her to the NICU. Once she was there she had to be put on the ventilator along with several other things. I was able to visit on Monday and took some pictures of her. When I got home my four year old asked where I had been and I told her that I went to visit the new baby, and she wanted to see the pictures. When she saw the pictures she asked me why the baby had all of that "stuff" on her, and I told her because the baby was sick. I told her that we would have to pray for the baby. Then my four year old daughter looked up at me and said "Yeah Mommy, that is what God wants us to do, pray for people who are sick, and Mommy I know that God will make her better if we pray."

It was all I could do not to cry. It is so amazing to me that children not only "get it", but they believe with all of their heart. As Christians it is easy for our faith to get weak sometimes, especially when situations arise that we don't completely understand. My daughter made me stop and think that if my faith could be as strong as hers is all of the time, imagine what I could accomplish for Christ.

When we think of children we sometimes see them as small and somewhat weaker than adults, but isn't it truly incredible that the faith of a small child can be so much stronger than that of an adult. Adults are supposed to act as examples for our children, but on this day my child was a wonderful example to me.


Sandy said...

It amazes me how innocent children are, and how beautiful some things are coming out of their mouths. I will be praying too..nope we all here will be praying..there is power in prayer ((((((((HUGS)))))))))

Jill said...

The innocence of children is something we should all treasure, and also help to remind us, as adults, what really is important.

I will also keep your niece in my thoughts and prayers.

Janelle said...

Once when my son was only about 5, we were all outside with his little friend and her mother that lived behind us. A storm was starting to roll in, and Angelique (his friend) stated that she was scared. My son looked at her and patted her on the shoulder, and I will never forget what he said to her. He said, so gently and so seriously, "It's okay. All you have to do is let God into your heart and you never have to be afraid again." His dad and I were so touched and amazed. Kids can say the most wonderful things, and you know it comes from their hearts - and from God Himself.