He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
We had this exchange earlier this week and it made me pause and reflect on my own heart:
B: Mommy? Do some kids not have families?
Me: Yes. It's very sad.
B: I'm glad I have a nice family. Mommy?
B: Are some Mommies and Daddies not nice to their children?
Me: Yes. And that is very sad, too.
B: Why don't those Mommies and Daddies love their kids?
Me: I don't know. I don't understand it because I love you and Sissy so much. I feel really bad for kids whose Mommies and Daddies are not nice. Maybe you could pray for them.
B: Yeah. And Mommy? I think we should pray for the Mommies and Daddies, too.
Wow. What an incredible reminder that we need to pray not just for the innocent, but for the wicked. Hadn't even crossed my mind, yet my sweet four year old completely gets it.
B: Mommy? Can we pray together?
Me: Sure baby.
I held B's hand and was about to start the prayer when he began:
"Dear God, please help all the children whose Mommies and Daddies are not nice. Please help the Daddies and Mommies so they love their kids. And please help the kids who don't have any families. Jesus Lord, Amen"