Wednesday, May 23, 2007

WITH LOVE


This story was shared with me: Thank God for Children Saying Grace... "Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!" Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was agreat prayer. "Really?" my son asked. "Cross my heart," the man replied.Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."THE END I loved this story! I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!!!

3 comments:

Nicki said...

What a sweet story! It reminds me of my girls when they pray!!! And children know how to pray better than adults, in my opinion!! =) I'm sure that woman was quite put in her place....ouch!! Thanks for your kind words to me yesterday........I SOOO appreciated them! Have a blessed day!!

tbafs said...

That's such a beautiful story! Is it okay if I copy and pass it on?

God bless you.

Gretchen said...

Oh, Deborah! What a wonderful story. Your son is right, his soul IS good already. What a doll. And...I think you might've encountered an angel, as well, in the older man.