Friday, February 6, 2009

Fairies In Your Room

Our grandson, who is now six, has lost his third tooth. When the first one fell out, his mom said they could put it under his pillow and the Tooth Fairy would come, take the tooth, and leave him money. At that time, he said he wanted to wait until he had two to put under the pillow.

When he lost his second tooth, his mom said that it was time to put it under his pillow so that the Tooth Fairy could come, take the teeth, and leave him money. Joey then said, he wanted to wait until he had three to put under his pillow.

Now, he has lost his third tooth. His mom told him that they had to put it under his pillow because the Tooth Fairy would only pay for three teeth at a time. Sitting in his bed, very quietly he said..."I don't want any Fairy in my room when I'm asleep."

So, the truth has come out. He is scared of the Tooth Fairy. She explained that God was in his room every night while he was asleep and he, Joey, could not see him. It was the same with the Tooth Fairy. She would come, take the teeth, leave money, and not bother him at all.

Joey teared up and said "Mom, God loves me and it's ok that he is in my room at night...but I don't want a fairy coming." So, they now have three teeth kept in a small box in the toy room.

I thought how sweet that he knew that God was there with him. There was no fear about God coming and going out of his room. He knew he was safe!

As Christians, I wonder how often we stop and think about God being with us. While we are doing our devotions, we are thinking about Him. But when we are cleaning our homes, driving our cars, working our jobs, do we stop and think "God is here".

My prayer today is to mediate on Him all day. I am so thankful that I do serve a God that is always near. He is our protector, our healer, our saviour. What else could we ever need? We have God in our room!


K. Sevier said...

I love this post. Thank you for sharing.

K. Sevier said...

I love this post. Thanks for sharing.

Shelley said...

That is so sweet and exactly what you said. At such a young age he knew the difference between "some fairy" and who God really is. I loved it.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading that and I agree need to spend more time thinking about God and loved the story assuming Kristy son . Thanks for sharing Denise

Lori said...

What a darling story! How wonderful to know that he knew the presence of God in his room already and felt safe with his Heavenly Father. It is stories like this that lets us know how simple faith should be. God bless you for sharing this precious story.