but a little child

When Solomon became king of Israel, he prayed this prayer:

"And now, O Lord my God, Thou hast made Thy servant a king
in place of my father David,

yet I am but a little child;

I do not know how to go out

or come in.

And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen,
a great people who cannot be numbered or counted for multitude.

So give Thy servant an understanding heart

to judge Thy people
to discern between good and evil.

For who is able to judge this great people of Thine?"
from 1 Kings 3

Although there are many things that make us different from King Solomon, Erik and I feel that we can identify with Solomon in his prayer as he assumes the position of Israel's king.

Like Solomon, God has given us the responsibility to govern a kingdom - our home. We feel small - like a child - clueless of how to enter into this responsibility we have before God and to our children to be leaders known as "parents." We stand before our children in humility - as servants ourselves - asking God for an understanding heart to govern His people... our children.

and God's response to Solomon's prayer?

"And it was PLEASING in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing." 1 Kings 3:10

I wonder if you feel like "a little child" in your sphere of influence? How encouraging to know that God is pleased, when we find ourselves in places of not knowing how to care for those around us, to ask Him for wisdom!
photos taken last Sunday at Sprague Lake, RMNP

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