Friday, February 17, 2006
A Lesson in Faith
The phone rang today. It was my stepdaughter, Stephanie, calling to say that she had just learned her grandmother has been diagnosed with breast cancer. After assuring her that I would be praying for her grandmother and asking her to be sure to give me regular updates, I handed the phone to Olivia - knowing that by talking to her youngest half sister, Stephanie would be cheered up.
A few minutes into the conversation Olivia asked Stephanie why she was sad. Stephanie replied, "My grandmother is sick." Olivia said, "Well, we'll just have to pray for her - okay? Hold on. Dear Jesus, please help Stephanie's grandmother feel all better. In Jesus' name, Amen." She then said to Stephanie. "Okay - now you don't have to worry about a thing because Jesus is in charge." She then went on to talk about something else. As far as Olivia was concerned, the situation was handled.
Oh...the faith of a child. So matter-of-fact. So certain. No worries. Jesus is in charge. May we all learn from Olivia today and trust the Lord with total abandon - not worrying about anything that we lay at His feet - because Jesus is in charge!