This week I decided to share a story about our oldest daughter, who will turn 40 this week! When she was 5 years old we were living in The Philippines. We had just adopted our daughter, N. and she had such a severe staph infection that she had boils everywhere. Everyone one of us ended up with a boil or two of our own. Our daughter, B. had a large boil form in the corner of her eye, and it had to be lanced. The physician prepared to do this (without any pain meds) and the nurse held our young daughter down as he stuck a needle right in the middle of it to drain it, and then pack it with gauze. During this procedure B. never moved, but just lay quietly during the whole process.
When the doctor was done he asked B. ~"Didn't that hurt?"
She replied, "No."
"Not at ALL?" he asked.
She said, "No. I knew it would not hurt, because I prayed that it wouldn't."
Out of the mouth of babes. God answered her prayers and the faith of a small child not only glorified God that day, but gave witness to His love and goodness!
I have thought about what I would put in the Memorial Box I am planning to get, and I think it would be gauze. A reminder of how God answers the prayers of His children.