Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cody's Prayer



Years ago, at the end of the sermon in our small country church, the pastor called on one of the youngest in our group to pray. Cody was only 4 at the time, and he walked to the front, his face serious, and bowed his head. "Dear God," he prayed, "thank You that we can come to church and learn about You and Your only forgotten Son, Jesus."

A titter ran through the gathering, and I smiled silently, thinking that he had misunderstood the familiar verse, John 3:16. Cody, however, knew exactly what he meant to say. He continued, "and I pray for all those people that have forgotten You, that we can do something to help them come to Jesus."

Time has erased from my mind any remnant of that day's sermon, but it will be a long time before I forget the sermon in the prayer of one small boy.

For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.    
John 3:16 

First posted on 2/26/11

Linking with Skywatch Friday

and Little Things Thursday

14 comments:

Christine said...

Amen!
A little child shall lead them.

Tamar SB said...

What a beautiful sky!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Out of the mouths of children - great wisdom. Beautiful photo and thoughts.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous sky shot!

Valerie said...

A stunning capture - thank you for sharing it and the very special prayer of an equally special young boy; May he continue to grow in the Lord and share his passion with the lost.

DrillerAA09 said...

Well, Cody was right. A lot of people have forgotten about Jesus.
Very nice skywatch image. Have a blessed week-end.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome sky shot ~ Divine ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend and Valentine's Day to you ~ ^_^

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really a beautiful shot. The light is amazing!

Madge Bloom said...

From the mouths of babes... and it is certainly so true!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Marvelous pic.. Have a great day.. ;-)))

Mary Cromer said...

Such majesty in this image and Amen to your share~

Kim said...

Precious, precious prayer!

Felicia said...

beautiful.....the prayer and the image.

Marco Luijken said...

Amazing picture.
So fantastic how you've photograph this sky.

Many greetings,
Marco