"Pray for Snow..."

Jan 07, 2013

The Christmas season is over and the New Year is underway. The boys start school again on Tuesday and I'm reflecting now on two things that happened in this wonderful season. Two stories will be forever etched in my mind and I want to share one with you in this blog. The first story involves our youngest son, Caleb. Two weeks before Christmas while we were having our evening devotional, Caleb asked me if we were going to have snow on Christmas Day. I told him I didn't know because historically there is a highly improbability of snow occuring on Christmas Day. His reply, "We just need to move to a place where it snows on Christmas Day." Since we were about to pray, I said to Caleb, "Why don't you ask God for snow on Christmas Day; He hears your prayers." Caleb's reply, "I'm not going to pray for snow, I'm going to pray for rain." "Why rain?", I asked. Caleb responded with convincing and sound logic, "If I ask the Lord for rain, then maybe it will get cold enough and begin to sleet; if it sleets, then it might turn to snow." Then, he prayed for rain. If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area you know that a cold front developed in the Pacific Northwest the weekend before Christmas. On Christmas Day, I was standing in the kitchen looking out the window into our backyard when it began to rain. Shortly after that I heard the small tapping sound of sleet and about thirty minutes later, the snow began to fall. Excitedly, I called Caleb to come to the window while proclaiming over and over, "Caleb, the Lord answered your prayer!" As he came down the stairs he said, non-chalantly, "I know." As we stood next to the cold window with the sound of the crackling fire place in the background staring into our back yard, the satisfied look on Caleb's face was priceless. Perhaps there is something that you need to happen in your life and it seems highly unlikely or improbable to happen. I encourage you to approach our Heavenly Father with a childlike faith and make your request known to Him. 1st Peter 5:7 says, "Cast your care on the Lord because He cares for you. The Lord truly loves you and delights to show Himself strong on your behalf. If this story encourages you, please feel free to share it. Stay tuned for the next blog when I talk about "The Stalker"...



Category: faith-hope

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