Right into a praying, spinning, piroetting poet.
Her and her long blonde tendrils - they sway as she speaks to Him.
And it all together makes me swoon over all four years of her.
And this....this performing of prayers....it's something that dropped clear into her heart from Elsewhere.
Because....there isn't a soul in this house that sings prayers. We say prayers, yes. But no singing. The rest of us, especially the Daddy and I, aren't known for our vocal prowess or our tendency to make melody.
But this girl we have - she just started bubbling up 'song prayers' a few weeks back...and has hence forth.
These verses that she vocalizes -it's as if the Holy Spirit homespun them right in the depths of her young compassion. The things she prays....they are theologically sound. They are simple, but knowing. They are prophetic and filled with genuine faith. They are Truth wrapped in preschool dialect.
And it all just unravels her tightly wound and highly strung mother.
And.... it works.
Saturday night - the one I wed was watching our wee ones....when the littlest fell ill. His temperature rose high to the hundreds....and his lethargic state was starting to concern my husband.
Our girl got up - all barefoot and pure.... and sang prayers over our fevered boy baby. She wasn't asked....she just apparently yielded to the inner prompting.
Within an hour....our youngest got up off of his sick bed (Daddy's shoulder), got down, ran around...and started playing. When my husband checked his temperature it was exactly 98.6. He had received no medication. No treatment. No care.
Just song prayers.
He's been a happy, playful, mess-making little tot ever since.
Why doesn't this happen every time? What about those instances where prayers seem to go unheard and needs seem to go unmet? What about the gnarly back pain I'm dealing with? What about those loved ones just up the way dealing with loss and grief?
I hash those things out too, my friends.
We're on this side of glory.
But sometimes....oh sometimes.....
a little bit of that Kingdom comes to this kingdom.
And more often than not....
He swoops it in through the unlikely.
Be encouraged.... knowing that I'm praying the following over each and every soul that stumbles upon this post, dear friends....yes, Lord.....each and every one.
Fill my reader with faith.
Fill her with an unfeigned, preschool-type understanding of you.
Open her up to what you have for her.
Help her to hope.
Awaken her to the possibilities.
Push away the past that haunts and the events that disappoint.
Show her that indeed.....you.are.good.
Anything in her heart that is tarnished and rubbed raw - smooth it over.
I ask boldly, Lord - for you to reveal Yourself to the mind, heart, and soul of every person that meanders this way - believer or not.
I thank you in advance for bringing this forth....and for even providing our very faith for us.
In Christ's holy and unparallelled name...amen.