Recently I was looking through some old journaling and came across a precious account of words my then 6-year-old grandson had said to me one day while riding in the back seat of my car. (Note—“wuv” translates “love.”) Without any prompting, he said “I wuv you, Gramma, I wuv you from outer space to God, to Mexico, to China, past the devil, and to outer space again; that’s how much I wuv you. And I wuv God, and I wuv Jesus, and all the other people. Even when you die, Gramma, I will still wuv you!” Hey, what more would a grandmother ever desire in life than to hear such kind and loving words from her grandchild?
Later, when we arrived home, and I was making him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, he asked me if God had a wife. When I said “No, the Bible doesn’t say so,” he replied, “Oh, okay; otherwise, I would wuv God, and God’s wife, and Jesus.”
Another young grandson had a problem with bad dreams. When tucking him in bed on an overnight stay at our house, he asked me to pray that he wouldn’t have bad dreams. As I was doing so, he stopped me mid-prayer, folded his own hands in prayer and said, “No dreams at all, okay God?” And then he promptly fell asleep without fear. I’m reminded of Psalm 8:2 where it states, “From the lips of children and infants, You have ordained praise…” (NIV)
Then there was the time in my mid-life when I had gained some excess pounds. After a weekend visit, when my 5-year-old granddaughter was giving me a good-bye hug, she poked at my tummy and asked, “Grandma, do you have a baby in there?” Needless to say, that was all the incentive I needed to join a weight loss program!