We were so blessed last week ...to drink in the sight of my granddaughters happy faces and hear their giggles ….not a care in the world!
What contrast then, spotting this child’s prayer when searching on-line for today's post. Hers is just one example of the reality too many children face every day.
Oh, what precious liberties we’ve been afforded … and so often, presumed. I pray that I never again take for granted our freedoms and the gifts He bestows! Sometimes, “thank you” seems terribly inadequate.
A Child's Prayer for Kosovo
My parents say that a long time ago, You came down in Person to live with us and to teach us to love each other. But now my parents tell me to be careful not to even talk too much to the neighbors because a lot of them don't love us. Why is this? Was it something I said? Something I did? I don't remember doing anything to anyone that would make them hate my whole family! But I'm sure sorry for it, if I did!
Thank You for not allowing our house to be burned down, too. Please
protect my best friend's family, wherever they live now. Please protect the
school where I still go whenever I can, even though sometimes people throw rocks
at the school bus. Some of those rocks used to be in the walls of our church,
where my family went every Sunday to talk toYou, God! Why did they tear down the church? God, why do You let people do things like that? Wasn't that Your house?
I will build another house for You someday, God, if I can.
And please, if it's not too much trouble, help us to get some more food
because I'm hungry almost all the time. And I'm starting to get cold, too. If
You can, make those angry people less angry so they'll stop trying to burn down
our houses and make us move. Best friends shouldn't have to say 'good-by.'