Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Does Your Soul Need Some Ice-Cream?

I know many have probably received the following in an email. I came across it again today, and just felt like sharing it here. Enjoy!
Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.

My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for
the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for
dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman
remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even
know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong?
Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God
was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that
was
a great prayer."

"Really?" my son asked.

"Cross my heart," the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose
remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for
ice
cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son
stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the
rest of my life.
He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in
front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for
you.
Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."


Sometimes, we all need some ice cream.
I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!

12 comments:

knitty ~ in the south said...

Pam, thanks for stopping by to visit me :) I checked in here and loved your post. I had never heard the story before so I had a good giggle. From the mouths of babes! Kids are so refreshingly literal. Have a great week.

Janie said...

How funny! I love the things that kids say. Hope your week is going well!

arod said...

Thanks for visiting... I'm glad you enjoyed the video!

Rebecca said...

Pam, thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I look forward to reading more about you on your blog.

Jungle Mom said...

I know I could use some and I know a Thanks for the reminder!few people I need to give some to!

Jungle Mom said...

That didn't come out right!!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Kids just see things so simply. You child has a very loving heart. I would remember that incident for the rest of my life too, if he was my child. Connie from Texas

Ashley said...

That was so adorable, simple and yet so true!! Thanks for the "sweet" reminder!

Jackie said...

Cute story. Makes me want ice cream! LOL.

e-Mom said...

Out of the mouths of babes. That story was lovely. I enjoyed it very much! Blessings. :~)

Sherry said...

For of such is the kingdom of Heaven! What a beautiful story!

Pat said...

dont you just love kids innocence in praying and especting??

What a sweet story....kids remind us sometimes that God does truly give us the desires of our heart!!