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Friday afternoons are routine. I pick up two of my grand kids from the babysitter and we go on adventures. Sometimes the adventures are to the grocery store, sometimes to the park or a museum, and sometimes to the swimming pool. Finally we end up at my house to make dinner to enjoy with my son and daughter-in-law when they get off work.

The other day the schedule was different. They had company coming for the weekend and Friday evening dinner would be at their house instead of mine. My son arrived home first and headed to the kitchen. I asked if he needed anything.

“No, I think I have everything. . . Except I forgot to buy paper towels.”

“I have one of those big packages, I will be right back,” I responded as I headed toward the door.

Living two blocks apart is very convenient!

“Is there anything else?” Just then my six year old grandson reached out and stopped me.

Potato Salad

“Bring back some potato salad, please,” was his request.

I explained that it would take too long to boil potatoes and chop all the ingredients. Soon I returned with paper towels and we enjoyed a lovely evening.

The next morning I awoke early, boiled some potatoes, and quickly made some potato salad for my grandson. That and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are his two favorite foods. I was excited to see him at church and tell him what was waiting in my refrigerator.

You see, I love to grant those little requests whenever possible. Grandparents do those kinds of things.

But they are not unique to us. We have a Heavenly Father who loves to grant our requests as well. “It is part of God’s plan to grant us, in answer to the prayer of faith, that which He would not bestow did we not thus ask.” 1

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By Joy Brunt Veverka. Copyright © 2014 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

1Ellen White, Great Controversy, p. 525.

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