Updated: Jun 9, 2018
I have four grandchildren. One day I took them to the park. As soon as the door of my minivan opened up they all poured out and ran in four different directions! I first looked for the youngest, Damon. He’s four. He was already half way up the slide, going in the wrong direction. “Damon, get down from that slide!" "Go up the stairs before you get hurt or hurt someone else!” I shouted. Then my eyes darted around…where’s Xandria? (She’s the oldest.) At eleven she already looks to be a little older. I worry about the boys bothering her. I saw she was with her little friends shaking a bottle of bubbling water, trying to make it explode. Ok good, I thought.Then there was TJ. He had already fallen off the jungle gym and was crying because he hurt his knee! I comforted him while doing double duty checking on Aubree. She’s seven and well-behaved. She had made a friend and was happily playing. That was in the first five minutes of our time together. It went on like that the whole time we were at the park; where is this one, what’s that one doing? “Don’t play with that white worm in the dirt!” As we loaded up into the van to leave. I had to do a count to make sure I didn’t forget anyone! By the time I brought them home I was ready for a nap!
God’s word says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.13 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind;14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth 15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.” Psalm 33:12-15
Now if MY job was hard that day, just think about God’s job! He fashioned the hearts of millions and millions of people and He considers ALL we do. Only God could do that. I don’t know about you, but when I pray, I pray like there is only me. I don’t think about all the other people who are praying too. That’s the amazing thing about our heavenly Father. He is Father to billions, yet listens to us individually, as if we were an “only child.”
Carrie Underwood sings a song called “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”
“Tonight I find myself kneeling by the bed to pray I haven't done this in a while So I don't know what to say But, Lord, I feel so small sometimes in this big ol' place Yeah, I know there