Shopping is one of my least favorite things to do, but add to that a two year old, it then becomes unbearable! He was restless through the night, and was still tired. As I pushed the cart through the store, he saw things he recognized, and cried out for them. I then became “that person” who allows the child to cry, and pitch-a-fit in the store. I think I was still tired from his restlessness too, because most of the time I would just buy him what he wanted. I couldn’t get out of that store fast enough!
Jesus tells a story of a judge that didn’t fear God or respect man. This woman kept coming to him, demanding justice. He kept refusing, but because of her persistence, and relentless behavior, he decided to give her justice so she would stop bothering him. Imagine going before our Father who loves us, and being persistent, and in prayer day and night. Jesus says that he will give justice speedily! Stay relentless in prayer, and have faith that the One who loves you will bring you to justice! Believe me, as a grandmother, if had needed to shop any longer, I would have given in to that tired little sweetheart.
And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:7-8