Young Eddie was saying grace before the family had dinner in a local restaurant. Heads were bowed and hands united around the table when he said, “Lord, thank You for the food that is coming. And Lord, I’ll really thank You a lot more if Mom would get us some ice cream!”
A woman sitting at the next table was heard to say, “Shame on that child. Kids just don’t know how to pray anymore. Asking God for ice cream is a disgrace.”
Someone in a booth overheard the woman and said, “Asking God for ice cream is a great prayer. Ice cream is good for the soul.”
When the ice cream was served, young Eddie took his bowl to the woman and said, “Here, ma’am. This is for you. Sometimes ice cream is good for the soul.”
Paul said, “Pray about everything!” Nothing is beyond everything – not even ice cream. As believers we need not worry about anything because we have a loving Heavenly Father Who knows about and cares for our every need and want.
Here’s a great reminder from Peter: “Give all your worries and wants to God, for He cares for you.” If only we would accept the reality of God’s power and His unlimited concern for us, our prayers would be vastly different and even include “ice cream” sometimes.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to look to You as a Father Who cares for everything about us. May we take You at Your word and pray and trust You completely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.