Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them , he went on from there. Matthew 19:13-15
Today I wanted to introduce you to two of our biggest prayer warriors during our adoption process.
Last summer, after another great day at Hawaiian Falls I was having lunch with my friend Melissa and her son. While enjoying some pizza he asks me, “So when are you & Tyler going to have kids? I think that it’s time you get some.”
Now usually when adults make this comment it would knock the air out of me, hurt my feelings, and put me on the defense; but when this sweet kid very innocently spoke the truth it caused me pause and I answered him honestly. I replied, “God hasn’t blessed us with children yet but we would like some. We pray every night that God will allow us to be parents, would you please pray for us too?” His reply, “Of course!”
So Melissa called me the next day and said that he prayed for us, “Dear God, please give Tyler & Beth kids, they need to be a mom & dad; please bring them a boy who is 6 so he can be my friend.”
And he prayed this for us until we heard in February about the 5 waiting to come home to be our family, including a 6yr old boy. A friend. Now he prays for our children to be safe & come home quickly. When his mom picked him up on the last day of school he immediately asked her, “When are Tyler & Beth’s kids coming over to play?” Mom explained that we are still waiting but will hopefully go get them at the end of the summer. His response, “I am ready for them to be home!!” Gotta love that we aren’t the only ones who are excited about them coming home!
Our friends, Matt and Megan have been a big support during our adoption process. So when we found out about the group of 5 in Colombia, we called them immediately and asked them to lift up our family in prayer. When they told their son about the siblings, his one question was, “Is there one for me?” Meaning is there a boy, who is 4, & will be my friend? Yes there is!! He now prays for his friend every night, he keeps a picture of him by his bed so he won’t forget, and it’s no longer the question of, “Are we going to Tyler & Beth’s house?” now he asks, “Are we going to my friend’s house?” We are no longer just Tyler & Beth to him, we are now referred to as my friend’s parents!
I love that so many of our friends & their families are lifting our kids up in prayer & are already preparing a place for them in their family’s lives!! I’m thankful that I have friends who not only tell their children about their faith but also display it for them daily. I am also thankful that God answers prayers of a child, a six year old boy 🙂
At the dinnermesa,