My little preschooler dancing and prancing as always, seem to understand about pandemic. I’m eager to learn from him things that so often nudge his thinking brain. He is so eloquent about issues around him and how he feels about it. That makes me tick.
Me: Today, I’m going to read this book “Spot’s Bedtime Storybook”.
Him: Skip Ad ! Haha
The reason for writing today is his thoughtful prayers in response to pandemic. Every morning, he prays that he wants his friends happy and well. He prays that his preschoolers come to play with him, have fun and enjoy every moment at preschool. We are grateful to God for His tender mercies that are new every morning, keeping everyone safe and healthy without fear of harm and danger. His compassion never fail. Our God is our loving heavenly father. All of his friends are safe; taken care and loved by God”.
22. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23. They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22, 23)
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A good-willed grandfather in his 80s had been widowed recently. His was a case of stolen identity. He was cared by his people but soon forsaken and left in an unfamiliar place “aged care”. To him, it was a place where mere existence and living was a burden to others. His heart and soul was badly wounded. Grief stricken and sorrowful was his time of his life. Nothing in the aged care could motivate him to live. There was nothing that could take away the pain and anxiety of lost, forsaken and forgotten grandfather. People were led to believe in positive thinking. But that didn’t help. His medicines didn’t really seem to add anything to his health. He seemed to be weighing below 65 pounds.
A family he knew prayed for him continually. They did not give up on God because He is a God nearby and far-away. Although he is weak, God is mighty. This family put their hope in God’s unfailing love. God opened doors of favor for this grandfather and sent to him helpers who brought him back home. This was the Lord’s doing and it is still marvellous to our eyes. To grandpa, it seemed impossible. Others around him given up their hope of his survival. With God, all things are possible. The Lord is close to the broken- hearted. He has heard the cries and miseries of this grandfather. God ‘s richest grace enabled him to bring him home safe and sound. He has shown him kindness and saved him in His unfailing love.
God through Jesus Christ had given us hope and through His Spirit guided and led us in the right path to bring home grandpa safe and sound. To God be the glory because of His love and faithfulness. (Psalm 115:1)