Monday, April 7, 2008

Faith as a Child

Yesterday, M my middle daughter who is 4, was feeling of my belly to see if she could feel the baby kick. This is the conversation that ensued.

M: I know it is going to be a boy.

Me: It is? How do you know?

M: God told me.

I then told my husband that she said that and he asked:

Hubs: "M, when did God tell you that the baby would be a boy?"

M: "I don't know, but he told me."

OH, that I would have faith like this.
Lord, show me how to have faith like this! Amen!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Wouldn't that be something?! The tender hearts entrusted to our care so often grasp faith more readily than those of us who are tainted by long life.

Children have a heart for receiving...eyes for seeing...and a mind to believe in the pure simplicity of the gift called faith.

I love watching it unfold in their lives. My daughter, age 5, asked God to come and live in heart on Good Friday. It was a tender moment, worthy of some words that I penned on my blog. All of my children pen for me this gift called grace and challenge me to walk in its simplicity.

On your behalf, and on behalf of your daughter, I'm rootin' for blue this time around. But pink...oh how I love me some pink!


Marsha said...

Precious story!

I'm a grandmother of 5 precious little ones ranging in age from 5 months to 7 years old. Before the last one was born, her sister (who was up to that time the youngest of all the grands)loved 'looking at her new baby sister'. She was fully confident that she was seeing this baby because when she had her eye surgery a few months before that 'God gave me new eyes' (because she could now see clearly and without glasses!) Everyday she would 'look at her' through her Mommy's belly button! She would proudly tell everyone that her new baby sister was beautiful and that she says hi (I guess she could hear her as well!). Now that the new baby is here, who does she respond to the most? You guessed it! The sister who looked at her in her Mommy's belly.
You just gotta love kids!