People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
In trying to explain to my 3-year-old why we are helping and praying for Roselyn, one of the first things that came to mind was how her house probably isn’t as sturdy and dependable as ours. Cate seemed to want more, so I said, “Her roof may not be as good as ours. It may leak when it rains.”
Roselyn turned 4 in November and Cate will be 4 in less than two months. Yet their hearts — Cate’s shown through her prayers and Roselyn’s through what she dictates to her tutor who writes the letters — are such testaments to the faith God calls us to have.
There are plenty of other children who need these kind of prayers. You can find one through Compassion International, and I’m guessing your faith will never be the same.