Friday, April 13, 2012
I have been concerned about my grandson's spiritual life. My son and his wife don't go to church and God isn't discussed much in their home. So I was afraid that the boys would grow up not learning about God. It's very important to me that they at least are told about God. I have been praying for a while that the Holy Spirit would move Matt into wanting to go to church with the boys.
Today Nina called me and asked if I wanted to Skype with the boys tonight. She bought Clifton a new book and he wanted to read to me before he went to bed. Getting home in time to Skype with them was a challenge. After going to the gym I still needed to pick up a prescription, and yes there was a long line at the pharmacy. The guy at the counter stood and chatted for at least 15 minutes oblivious to the fact that there was a line behind him that was getting perilously toward the door. It took a long time to get done with that task. Then I needed to pick up some money from the bank. The line to the ATM machines was 4 deep. I think the same guy from the pharmacy had the same chore list that I did. There are 2 machines at the bank and he was at the second one, blocking access to the first machine. I don't know how many transactions he did, but he took a really long time to get done. While he was taking his time I turned on the computer so that I'd be ready just in case they called early. After I finished at the bank I got out onto the main road only to realize that there was an accident blocking the intersection looking at the clock it was getting very close to the time for the call. I was able to get into a grocery store parking lot just in the nick of time. Clifton was sitting in front of the computer and as soon as he saw me he picked up his new book and said "Look Nana, I've got a Bible." Then he read me Genesis Chapter 1 to me. Toni got on and showed me that he can count to ten both forward and backwards.
I was floored by God's answer to my concern. Maybe they aren't going to Sunday school, but they are at least learning about God, and that is really what was at the heart of my prayer.