Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Prayers Of A Third Grade Boy


Tonight's entry is a sequel to last night's devotional. It is from May 8, 2010.
Hopefully, you might recall my entry from one week ago yesterday entitled The Prayers Of Little Children. The subject was an e-mail from Jan Villarreal, one of our WCS third grade teachers, who was going to have her students pray for a specific teacher during the upcoming week and then have the child write us a letter. Yesterday afternoon, a very young man walked into my room and handed me a note. In perfect penmanship, the note said that he had been praying for me and it was signed Javier. We shook hands and I told Javier I would be praying for him, too!


As I think back on the last week, it's been a pretty good stretch of days for me! My classes went well, my lessons were understood, our Honduras/Haiti orphans' project is rolling along, and I think some doors were opened in my life. I can only thank the Lord....and Javier for keeping my name before the Father. We often hear Paul's famous instruction to the brother he mentored in 1 Timothy 4, verse 12:
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.''
Timothy obviously was much older than a third grader but Jesus taught that we must become like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven. In that case, we all need, as Paul just stated, an example. I've got my role model- and he even has good penmanship.


Applicable quote of the day:
"God's children should pray. They should cry day and night to Him. God hears every one of your cries in the busy hours of the daytime and in the lonely watches of the night.''
Robert Murray McCheyne


God bless,
Steve
Luke 18:1
E-mail me at steve@hawleybooks.com

4 comments:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A lovely post, thank you for sharing.

Have a peaceful Sunday.

Yvonne.

craftytassy said...

Hi,thanks for being a follower of my blog. I am enjoying reading your blog, particularly the post about what do you see in the mirror. I will give this a thought about myself...food for thought.Thanks for sharing.
Have a peaceful Sunday.
Tassy

Elissa said...

Thank You for stopping by my site. It's amazing what children can teach us. My son once said out of the blue "Sometimes I feel worried and then god comes to my heart and I'm OK." What a testament to being still and knowing God is taking care of you.

Power Up Love said...

Sometimes I believe this world would be a better place if we left children to run it...