Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Child's Prayer

I recently became aware of a family suffering a tragic loss — the father died only a few weeks ago. The mother reassured her young son that he could talk to his Dad anytime he wanted to because he was in Heaven. So from time to time she would see him stop what he was doing and start to say, "Now I lay me down to sleep..." and then carry on a conversation with his Dad, as though he were right next to him. I feel we have much to learn from this little boy. For most of us, seeing is believing. For this young boy, having faith allows him to "see." His faith that his Dad is in Heaven and can hear everything he says is unwavering. May we learn to be more like this young child this holiday season and have faith that God is watching over us and can hear everything we say as we prepare for our savior to be born.

Best wishes to you and yours for a blessed holiday season, Merry Christmas.

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