Thursday, June 6, 2013

God, Want a Fry?

Our children are learning to pray out loud at the same time my husband and I are learning to pray out loud.  Over the last few months, we have made it a regular thing.  We pray for the hurt when we hear an ambulance go by, we pray before dinner to thank God for our meal and each other and we pray when someone is sad or scared.  The boys have caught on and they are coming up with their own unique ways to talk to God.

"Mommy, can you please be quiet for a minute," my son asked me on our way to McDonald's.  "I'd like to talk to God for a minute."  I agreed immediately feeling my heart swell with pride.  He wants quiet time with God!  It's working!  I thought to myself.  Then he opened his mouth again.  "Hey, God!  How ya doing?  Um, I was just wondering, do you want a fry?  It's just a pretend one, not really a real one but God?  Do you wanna fry?" he asked.  

I stifled the giggles that were coming up.  It seemed so silly at first until I realized that he already knew what took me so long to learn - A relationship with God is a personal one.  It's a close one.  You have to be able to talk to God however you want to and if that means sharing a bit of your french fries, then so be it.  Just as I was reaching this conclusion, my little one joined in.

"God!  Fry," he said.  I peaked back at him and saw the most disgusting, dried up french fry that he had dug out of his car seat.  Apparently he had been saving this fermented piece of fast food for just the right moment.  "He found an old gross fry for God!" my oldest yelled out.  We all laughed so hard we couldn't talk for at least a mile.

These kids blow my mind sometimes.  They understand already that a relationship with God isn't a one way street.  We have to give back, as the Bible says, through our time, talents and treasures.  One of the biggest treasures a child has is a McDonald's french fry.  They were both willing to share it with God.  I hope that, today, you can consider what you can give back to God.  Even if it's something as small as a fry.

4 comments:

  1. This truly was a great article. It made me stop and think about something that wouldn't have entered my mind if it weren't for your article--what can I give back to God...thanks to you, I've got a few good ideas. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so happy to hear that - I'm sure that whatever you do will be a wonderful gift to Him. Your response blessed my day. Thank you!

      Delete
  2. Kids are so funny, especially the way that they interpret things :) Cute post, your son sounds adorable!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Ann! I definitely get a kick out of him!

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...