Our four year old granddaughter came over to visit. Great-Grandma (aka GG) asked, “What’s your name?”
Our grand answered, “Raylene. You know that. I’ve been here lots of times.”
A little later I tried to explain to Raylene that GG has a sickness that makes her mind not remember things.
I said, “GG does not know who I am either even though she lives here. And she doesn’t know she’s home. She’s confused. That must be scary for her to not know things. Jesus wants us to pray for her and show her love and patience.”
“Let’s pray right now,” Raylene says. She bows her head and folds her hands and says, “Dear Jesus, please make GG all better so she will know who I am and so she will be happy. Amen.”
“Well,” I said. “ That is good to pray for GG. But sometimes God says no. Sometimes He doesn’t heal right away so then we can pray for peace for GG and that we would know how to best show her love.”
Raylene looked up at me and said, “But I prayed for McDonald’s and Jesus said yes.”
“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'” “ Matthew 19:14 (NKJV)