Does God Think I Am Funny?
Does God think I'm funny?
My daughter curiously asked me this question the other evening during our family devotions. Every evening after we read our bible story, we hold hands and take turns praying. Emmeline, our four year old daughter, always prays after her daddy and her prayers are easily the longest and most detailed.
She will go through all of our family members names and ask God to keep them safe and healthy. Then she thanks God for unicorns, crayons, her squishy brother (as she says) and all of her toys. There are a lot of interruptions and giggles as her baby brother kisses her on the hand repeatedly as she tries to seriously pray to God. "Walker, I am trying to pray be quiet," she scolds.
I love hearing her little voice thank God for the sunshine, birds and everything she sees sitting around in her room. She prays just as she is talking to me or her daddy throughout the day; relaxed and completely honest. I know that it is music to God's ears and I often remind her of that. After our prayer a few nights ago, she cracked a joke and made some funny faces. Then she asked me, "Mommy, does God think I am funny?"
I instantly thought about Proverbs 17:22 which reads: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
"Of course God thinks you're funny," I exclaimed!
When you laugh and giggle at your baby brothers antics; God laughs with you.
When you sing and dance and accidentally take a tumble and laugh it off; God laughs with you.
When you are trying to pray to Him but your brother keeps kissing you; God laughs with you.
When you're watching a funny squirrel run around the yard and chase after it; God laughs with you.
He loves to hear your laugh. I picture Him looking at you with a warm smile on his face and a heart full of love and wonder. He not only sees you as the little girl that you're, but as the woman you're going to be one day.
Jesus cherishes those prayers you pray to Him even when you thank Him for the bugs and your favorite toy. My biggest prayer for you is that you put your faith in Christ and accept Him as your Savior at a young age.
Oh how I learn so much about God and having a child-like faith through my children.
Matthew 18:2-3 says, "And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."
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