I just tucked Delaney into bed. She called me into her room, looked up at me with her big brown eyes, and said, “I can talk to God and Jesus.” I had taught her preschool class this morning and the lesson was about talking to God, so I said, “Oh yeah, and what did you say?” She smiled and said, “I told him that I loved Him and that He could love me too. I told Him that I wanted to go to Heaven and that my name was Delaney.”
I was thankful that we were sitting in the near dark together. She couldn’t see the tears gushing out of my eyes. All I could think of was how simple and profound her words were all at the same time. That’s all God wants from us, right there in one sentence Delaney summed up the entire Bible.