Blessing Out of the Wealth of Being Blessed
Hannah, my two and half year old grand-daughter walked up to me while I was seated. She saw a small mark on my leg. She said, “Mama, do you have a ‘boo-boo’ on your leg?” I looked down, and it was only an impression where my legs had been crossed. I was getting ready to explain to her that I did not have a “boo-boo,” when she quickly laid her hands on my leg, closed her eyes, and begin to pray, “In Jesus’ name, be healed. Amen!” I felt the power of God run through my whole body and my eyes quickly filled with tears. I thanked Hannah for her prayer, telling her how that she had blessed me. She smiled and said, “You’re welcome, Mama.” I received the anointing that flowed through her for my whole being. Amen!
So, how did Hannah know to pray for what she thought was a “boo-boo?” She had injured her foot a few weeks before that had caused her much pain. Her parents often laid their hands upon her foot and spoke healing in Jesus’ name. She received love, care, and comfort. What she had received, she was ready to give away.
We see in Mark 10:13 that parents were bringing their babies, meaning up to pre-teens, to Jesus so that He might touch them; a conveying of God’s blessing upon them. The disciples rebuked them and tried to keep them from going to Jesus. Jesus was indignant with the disciples (Mk:10:14). He said, “…Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” Hannah had experienced “coming unto Jesus” in her parents’ prayers, love, comfort, and care. She experienced the kingdom of God and continued therein, in her prayer over me. Hannah did not hesitate in placing her hands on me in prayer. She did not reason with this Biblical practice by saying, “Well, this worked for Daddy and Mommy, but surely wouldn’t work for me.” “Oh, what will Mama think if I lay hands on her?” “Have I been a good girl today?” She blessed out of her wealth of being blessed.
Jesus said that in order to enter the kingdom of God, we must have the spirit of a child – not childish. The spirit of a child is teachable, mild, humble, and free from prejudice and not stubborn. Would we be as quick as Hannah was to pray for someone else’s “boo-boo?” …Or would we begin to reason, “What will they think?” “Wonder if it doesn’t work?” Let us simply take Jesus at His Word. He gave us His name to cast out devils, speak with new tongues, take up serpents (dealing with demonic spirits); receiving food and drink in His name, and to heal the sick (Mk. 16:15-18). The disciples obeyed Jesus’ commission, and “the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word with signs following. Amen” (v.20). Our simple obedience to Jesus allows Him to bless others through us. Now, come unto Jesus with the spirit of a child. Allow Him to minister His love, Presence, care, comfort, and healing to you; then out of that wealth of blessing, take it to those with their “boo-boo’s” of life, and watch what Jesus does through you!