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Lessons from a Young Prayer Warrior

The other day, my four year old son climbed in my lap and asked me to pray for him because he had a runny nose. What childlike faith! Of course, he is a child . . . but what an awesome picture! He could have asked for so many other things: can I have some medicine for my runny nose or just sat there and complained. But he knew to turn to the Almighty God. Sometime later that same day, he prays for his sister who also has a runny nose and for his brother, whose hand got hurt at Karate. He laid down on the floor, head bowed. His words were not eloquent, just simple words of faith to the God who heals. And as my daughter pointed out, he was thanking God as if she had already been healed. I know God heard his prayers and so did I!

"Dangerously Close"

God's revelation as I am out jogging . . .

I'm on my usual path, rounding the final corner where I get to a turn around spot. As I glance down to that point, I see a white car. Unusual. It's 6:45 a.m. The sun is just coming up. And there's a big orchard at the end of the sidewalk where I turn around for home. What to do . . . do I turn around now, as it maybe be dangerous ahead, or do I go a little closer. So I jog a little farther to see that there might be lights, as in the lights of a police car, on top. But I am not convinced - it could be a disguise. In the back of my mind is the thought that I can still turn around early if need be. I jog a little farther and see that there really are lights on to of the vehicle and markings on the side, which confirms that it is indeed a police car - yes, I am safe, I can continue on. I recognize that that was an authentic police car and not a vehicle of hidden danger . . .

It's like the manifestations of God and his presence …