Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quote for the Day

I confess to being a bookworm and a lover of words. I think it was Mark Twain who said, "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between the lightening and the lightening bug." Some people have things they like to collect. I collect quotations, and I thought it was worth sharing one I found today:

"I r
emember my mother's prayers
and they have always followed me.
They have clung to me all my life."
~Abraham Lincoln

When you consider the man's life and some of the things he accomplished - saving a nation from being torn apart, giving the right of freedom to a whole race of people - you truly get a sense of how significant his mother's prayers were and how faithfully she must have prayed.

Of course it's possible that maybe he was just saying this to be nice to his mother. But as the child of a faithfully-praying mother myself, I do not discount the power of a mother's prayers.

Recently I watched my kids and their cousins running around laughing without a care in the world. I found myself wondering what the world will be like when they grow up, what kind of courage will be required of them? Will they find the dreams God had for them when He made them?

Lincoln's words are reminder to me not only to pray more for my kids, but to have the faith to pray big prayers for their lives. Not just, God, make this child sleep! (I confess that is probably what God hears from the most), but God, let this child's life bring freedom and life for many.

1 comment:

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