My friend, Judy, forwarded some humorous quotes to our book group this morning, reminding me of a fun book I hung on to after Jud and I trimmed our library in 2011. Refreshing to read the honest prayers of children in their letters to God.
When life leaves one feeling more like crying than laughing, maybe one of these excerpts will add a smile, give perspective in a week bookended by a day celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Dear God, “I bet it is very hard for you to love all of every body in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.” Nan
Dear God, Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother.” Larry
Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy.” Joyce
For all who didn’t get what you prayed for, what would you write in your letter to God?
My attempt’s too full of questions and a niggling thought to be funny.
Dear God, What’s my puppy? Who’s my baby brother? I find myself thinking about what Tim Keller wrote in Hidden Christmas, “The manger at Christmas means that, if you live like Jesus, there won’t be room for you in a lot of inns.” What will that look like in this coming year? Thanks for wrapping your arms around both bookends. Sundays do that. Jan
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