Other people’s kids set up lemonade stands at the end of the driveway. Not mine. My two daughters, entrepreneurs that they are, opened a roly-poly stand.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with roly-poly’s suffice to say they are little gray bugs often called “pill bugs” or “sow bugs.” The bugs roll up into a perfect ball when threatened–hence the roly-poly moniker.
When I questioned the kid’s choice of “merchandise” to sell, and pointed out that no one really wants to buy pill bugs, they responded with the perfect answer. “But Mom, we prayed to Jesus.”
Looking at their faces, so innocent and full of faith, I knew I was defeated. “Okay, go sell your bugs.” And out the door they bounded.
I went about my chores, watching every few minutes from the kitchen window, and to my amazement, saw lots of neighbors stopping by the stand. To my surprise, the kids sold $12.00 worth of the little gray bugs I considered worthless.
Oh to be like a child! Children know that God is not afraid to answer any prayer we ask of Him. Never underestimate the power of God to answer. If you have a prayer need you’ve been holding back from the Lord, release it to Him today.
Linda Kozar is the author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Howard/Simon & Schuster, Hardcover/Ebook, 2009), Misfortune Cookies (Barbour Publishing, Print, 2008). Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail (Spyglass Lane Mysteries, Ebooks, 2012), Strands of Fate (Annie’s Attic Mysteries, Hardcover, 2012).