Have you ever been around your kids and just listened in on their conversations with each other? I have been amazed to find out what they know and what they have picked up from the world around them. They also process things differently than adults do. They see things pretty straight forward and don’t overcomplicate things. I love their honesty and I am challenged by their boldness.
I was driving with Carson (our 6-year-old) the other day, and he asked why so many people had signs in their yard that read “Pray for America.” I went on to explain how our country needed God’s help just like individuals do. I then thought how I had not noticed these small signs and it made me appreciate his attentiveness and care to want to know why people would place signs in their yard. I think our children help us take a step back from time to time to notice the things that we miss. I often am too busy and so engrossed in something else that I miss the “small signs” that are really important.
This was a great reminder for me to pray for others and our country. Paul said in Philippians 4:6— “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” In all I do, I need a heart that cares for others enough to pray. Let’s take the time to pray this week and ask God to open our eyes to see things as He does!