Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Can I pray for Jesus?
Last Sunday, while I was preparing dinner, Max spoke loud from across the room with a unique question. One I had never thought of. Often he brings up questions that pierce my soul and this question genuinely did.
“Is it okay for me to pray for Jesus? Because, I prayed for Jesus today, and I also asked him to forgive me.”
I pulled my hands out of the soapy water, dried them, and walked out of the kitchen over to the computer desk.
“What did Jesus need to forgive you for?”
Max turned towards me, looked up with a half smile and one side of his mouth drawn up.
“For all the stuff I have done wrong in this life. He will forgive me, and answer my prayers.”
Max focused on the computer screen and spoke with a firm voice.
“Praying is important.”
How many of us have the same perspective as Max?
How many of us value prayer?
How many of us pray for Jesus?
As I walked into the kitchen, I thought of Max and my conversation. How blessed I have been to be given a son, who has taught me patience, love, and sacrifice. Peace filled my heart as I played back the words spoken from Max.
Years of Max running out onto the main highway…darting out the front door…throwing his shoes at me while I drove down the freeway…waking me up several times during the night.
As I look back on those trials, I begin to see how blessed I have been with a loving son who has taught me what mattered most …a relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Yes, I plan to pray for Jesus.