Last night as we sat around the dinner table our two year old sang grace for us once again. Her sweet little voice couldn’t wait to get started as she seems to be going through a growth spurt and is eating all the time.
She tried to start singing “Thank you Father” before her sister and daddy were even at the table, and eventually everyone was seated and she was able to finish her prayer uninterrupted and start her meal.
After she had finished a whole bowl of food, she asked for another, and so my husband dished up seconds for both her and her older sister. Her older sister, however, was not all that hungry, did not touch her second bowl of food and got up from the table when her dad was finished to go and start the bath as we were running behind schedule.
As I sat watching our little one devour her second bowl of food, I saw her eyes stray continuously to her sister’s second bowl of food that was still lying untouched on the table. As she finished her own second bowl, she asked if she could eat her sister’s one too, and as I was saying yes but before I could pass it to her she sprung up from her chair and ran around to the other side to sit in her big sister’s seat.
And then to my great surprise, she put her little hands together and launched into her “Thank you Father” prayer once again, before starting to eat her third bowl of food.
I am not sure if she thinks she must pray before eating out of a new bowl, or if she was just really thankful for more food for her growing tummy, but I sat in delight as I learned yet another lesson on how to pray continuously and to truly be thankful for all my blessings.
Colossians 4 vs 2
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”