“Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 (NIV)
Every night I tuck our kids into bed and say a prayer with them. Back when our son Kevin was three years old, I was tucking him in on a Sunday evening. We were singing “Jesus Loves Me,” and Kevin was pondering our Sunday school story about Jesus.
Kevin paused while we were singing and asked, “Mommy, where is heaven?”
“It’s up in the sky in the clouds.”
“I think I’d like to go to heaven, “ Kevin mused.
“You would?” I asked, delighted.
“Yea, I want to see Jesus,” Kevin replied from his pillow.
Oh, my heart just melted, having my 3-year old want to see Jesus. And Jesus told us to come to Him like little children. This must be what He meant!
“I want to go to heaven and see Jesus with you.” I answered, while holding back my tears of joy.
Isn’t this what every Christian mother longs for – to hear her children love Jesus? And it all begins with prayer.
This kicks off our week of My TEA CUPP Prayers for Moms. Please join me each day as we pray for our children and share stories of God’s miracles in their lives.
At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Matthew 11:25 (NKJV)