Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Today I had the joy and privilege of holding my grandnephew at about 7 hours old. As I held him in my arms and watch the joy sparkle in his mom’s eyes it reminded me of a story I had read a while back. I thought it was a good day to share it.
A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small 'n helpless?"
"Your angel will be waiting for you 'n will take care of you."
The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing 'n smile to be happy."
God said, "Your angel will sing for you 'n will also smile for you. 'n you will feel your angel's love 'n be very happy."
Again the child asked, "'n how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"
God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful 'n sweet words you will ever hear,'n with much patience 'n care, your angel will teach you how to speak."
"'n what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"
God said, "Your angel will place your hands together 'n will teach you how to pray."
"Who will protect me?"
God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it's life."
"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."
God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me 'n will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard 'n the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."
"You will simply call her, Mom."
Take a minute today to remember the mom’s out there and pray for them as they take care of the special gift that God has given them.
Dear Lord, we thank You for the mom’s out there that faithfully teach their children all about You. We pray for each of them today, give them strength and encouragement that they need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.