GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
A four year old boy was asked to give thanks before Christmas
dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking
God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy,
brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God
for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad, the cranberry
sauce, the pies, the cakes, and even the Cool Whip.
Then he paused, and everyone waited -- and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow
looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know
that I'm lying?"