One Sunday, as the three and four year old's sat at the Nursery kitchen tables for snack, I asked if any of the children would like to pray. A little arm shot straight up. "I will," Gina said almost inaudibly and much to our surprise. Wow!
And then they brought young children to Him that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those that brought them. But, when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displease and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me and do not forbid them; for of such is the Kingdom of God. Assuredly I say to you, "Whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, will by no means enter it." And He took them in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them. ~Mark 10:13-16
Months later, Lisa and Gina's mom walked through the doors of the church, gave her life to The Lord, and entered a drug rehab facility. Little Gina bounded into Nursery that Sunday. Her shyness seemed to evaporate. "Mommy is here!", she said over and over, jumping around as if her little body was bursting with joy. Kathy and I stared at each other with our mouths open - literally. Wow!
I have not seen or heard about those girls in about 18 years. Today, in the midst of utter chaos in my home, the phone rang.
"Miss Diane?" Hhmmm...that rang an old, familiar chord. "Miss Diane" was my official Nursery name.
"Yes", which was more of a question than a statement.
"This is Lisa." Wow!
Lisa had a need and thought maybe I could help in some way. I told her I would see what I could find out and I would call her next week. I asked about her family. "Gina is a Missionary and has traveled all over and she's in college." Wow!
"And all things, whatever you ask in faith, believing, you will receive", says Jesus Christ (Matt. 21:22) - something three-year old Gina seemed to know intuitively.
Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank You, Jesus!
Because of Him and Unto Him,
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