“Jesus Loves the Little Children”

“And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us.” II John 5:14

One day a little girl, three years old and barely tall enough to look out the big picture window in front of their house, was wishing for some snow to fall.  And she wanted it to fall where she could look out and see it.  So she decided to ask God for some.

Her daddy walked into the room just in time to hear her pray, “Dear God, please let there be a snowbank right here outside this window.”  He smiled, wondering how God would answer that, given the prevalent winds that swirled around their home.

That night a wind came up from a slightly different direction than usual and brought with it a heavy snowfall.  Sure enough, the next morning there was a big snowdrift right in front of that very window where the little girl could see it.  Daddy had to shovel through it to get his car out of the garage!

When Jesus was on earth He demonstrated a love and concern for little children.  He was glad to bless them.  “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Luke 18:16.

He strongly warns us not to destroy the faith of these little ones, rather to encourage it, for they trust God.  They bring their petitions to the Lord without fear, they ask in full confidence that they will get what they want and they receive.

It seems sometime the Lord will move heaven and earth just to answer the simple but full-of-faith prayer of a child.

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