So tonight was trucking along much like every other night...the girls were getting ready for bed, telling everyone goodnight...following their normal bedtime routines. Pretty much every night it ends with Lili having a melt down if Aly doesn't pray for her. Aly usually then walks her to the nursery with me following behind. It is precious alright!!
Tonight...well, tonight was a bit different. After Aly prayed for her baby sister, she didn't walk her to her room. Lili and I just went on and headed for bed. About the time we got to the door of Lili's room, she started crying. I asked her what was wrong and she said, "I want to pray for Aly!!" Okay...well, this is certainly a change of events...a first...why not...lets go with it.
So, I came back in the living room and told Aly that Lili wanted to pray for her. I think Aly was kind of taken off guard a bit...she didn't say anything. Lili came running into the room and climbed up on the couch next to her big sister. They both "assumed the position", folded their little hands and Lili's prayer started like this..."Dear Jesus, thank you for my little Aly. I love her..." She went on to thank God for her Daddy and me and for Poppy (my dad).
It was absolutely precious!!! I cried...David cried...Jesus smiled...
God let out a soothing sigh...and was pleased.
Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul,and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thouliest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. Deuteronomy 11:18-21In HIS Mighty Grip...