Thursday, January 19, 2012

He's not a genie in a bottle.

The kids did not want to go to school on Tuesday.  They had enjoyed their long weekend and wanted it to continue so at bedtime on Monday night, they were putting cotton balls between their toes, putting spoons underneath their pillows and putting ice cubes in the toilet, all in an effort to get it to snow so that school would be cancelled.
Now before you think my kids are totally crazy I should inform you that for the past couple of years, the teachers at their old school would tell all the kids to sleep with cotton balls between their toes to get it to snow the next day.  Of course, the teachers would only do this on nights when there was a very large chance of snow falling and it always did.

So Peter and Sarah tried  the cotton ball trick on Monday.  Not exactly sure where the ice in the toilet and the spoon underneath the pillow come into play but they were giddy with excitement fully expecting school to be cancelled on Tuesday.

As I was tucking them in, I told Peter that their little tricks probably weren't going to work so not to be too disappointed when they had to go to school on Tuesday morning.

Peter's response?  "Don't worry Mom, I prayed about it!"

My response?  "God isn't a genie sweetheart.  It's not going to snow."

As I was helping the kids get ready for school on Tuesday morning, Peter told me that he was nervous to go back to school after a long weekend.  I told him that any time he's scared, he should pray to God and ask God to walk with him so he won't be nervous.

He looked at me for a minute and said, "But that won't work.  He didn't answer my prayer about the snow so he probably won't answer that one either."

"Well do it anyway because there are some prayers that God will always answer the way you want him to and that's one of them. Now quit stalling and get your clothes on!"

For I am the LORD your God
   who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
   I will help you. - Isaiah 41:13 NIV

1 comment:

deborah said...

Thanks! I needed that verse and reminder today! But, I don't really want snow..