Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Faith Of Monster Man

Monster Man has always been very impressed by the power of prayer. Whenever I am unable to find something important I gather the family for a prayer to help us find it. After praying we always find the object within mere minutes. Then we gather again to offer a prayer of gratitude for the found object. Monster Man used to think this was a Magic Trick performed for us by Heavenly Father. He loved telling people that, "Heavenly Father does magic and mommy finds her keys!" We have always taught our children to pray any time they need special help with something and Monster Man has definitely taken us up on this. Today he was especially upset about having to go to church. He disappeared for a few minutes and then approached me in a very serious manner. He placed his tiny hand on my knee, leaned against my shoulder, looked soberly into my eyes and said,

"Mom, I said a prayer to Heavenly Father asking him to make it not be Sunday and to be Saturday, instead, so we don't have to go to church."

It took all my self control not to laugh at the sweet innocent faith that my son had just exercised. It likewise broke my heart to have to tell him that his faith had been a bit misused. Is it wrong of me to assume that my son's faith can't change the day of the week? After all, we are told that faith can move mountains... I LOVE YOU, MONSTER MAN!!!!


6 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

Monster Man is a sweetie :)!!

Lucy van Pelt said...

Too bad you can't get Saturday two days in a row. If he makes it work, let me know. I'll sign up to have him help us get two Saturdays in a row too.

Cherie said...

What a great story! Ah... the faith of a child!

Misty said...

You know what? I thought about praying for the same this Sunday morning!

Mom not Mum said...

Now if we all prayed together do you think it will work? I have to do sharing time this Sunday - come on everyone!

Josi said...

I've got a monster Man too, our only boy, and he is a sweet and spiritual little thing as well. I wont' tell him about this cause he hasn't thought of it on his own yet, but he does offer to stay home and do chores all day if he doesn't have to go.