I had an encounter with a child about the age of seven. This young person wrote a letter to God which read:
Dear God, if you are real, please write yes or no on the back. If you need me to do anything please write it here. Please help me not be afurade (sic) of monsters. From your servant, (child's name)
There was a deep feeling in my bowls and to the point now that when I read this letter even now, I am moved with a mix of emotions. In the moments after reading this letter to God, I asked the child, "What if God does not write you back?"
This child looked at me with innocent wide eyes and stated in a matter of fact voice, "I will just wait."
In all my years of training and ministry, in all my years of practicing patience and listening, I was humbled by the wisdom of this seven year old.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" - Psalm 27:14