Today was a really rotten, good for nothing, kind of day. The kind of day where you just want to go to bed, pull the covers overhead, cry yourself to sleep, and be done with it. But I didn’t get that chance; no, all because of the self-less love of my eight-year-old son. He impacted my life forever with these six tender words: “Mommy, can I pray for you?” Wow, for real? My son has said his prayers at night and before meals, and he’s been the recipient of my prayers for him, but tonight I was on the receiving end of a child’s prayer. What a blessing.
He sat me down, laid his hand over my forehead, and quietly prayed for my mind and my heart –that Jesus would heal them both and that I would no longer be upset. With tears streaming down my cheeks, I couldn’t help but to think, “What could I have possibly done to deserve this kind of love?” I was gently reminded of God’s undying love for me and for all of us, that He sent his Son Jesus to heal our hearts, minds, and bodies. He came to restore what was broken, stolen and discarded. He reminded me that He sees me; He sees us and is ever present, even when we feel alone. He uses willing vessels, even an eight-year-old child, as an extension of Himself to demonstrate His unfailing love.
As I wiped away my tears (and his), I thanked my son for praying for me, and for allowing God to use him the way He did. I also thanked him for seeing Mommy in her need and loving me enough to pause, and take the time to pray for me. What a tender moment we had; I’m so thankful.
How about your relationships? Do you stop and pause and see another’s need even when it may be inconvenient? Are you a willing vessel that God can use to express His unfailing love or are you too pre-occupied with other things? I encourage you to give the gift of self-less love today. You could really make a difference in someone’s life, the way my son forever made in mine!
Ginger Finney is a Certified Relationship Coach and President of Harmony Life Solutions. Harmony Life Solutions (HLS) provides professional coaching services and resources for women and families. Ginger brings more than twenty years of marriage and family experience to her practice, and embraces the opportunity to see her clients thrive in their relationships. www.harmonylifesolutions.org .© 2013, Ginger Finney. All rights reserved.