Major tears and heartbreak chez Mathias. Irene,11, has lost her Ipod Touch.
My prayer group–Anne, Juliet, Helen, Bea and I– prayed that her she would break her addiction to her Ipod and to computer games. The latter we accomplished by moving her desk around to face the couch where Roy works and password protecting her games account. The latter God accomplished, though it cost us £140. Be strong, mum, and don’t buy her another!!
Irene is totally awed by the power of prayer. She was addicted to her beloved Ipod touch, listening to books, emailing, playing games, sleeping with a story playing, waking to its alarm. It was becoming her life, as she said rhapsodically, and I said mournfully. I asked my prayer group to pray. And, “oddly” in 6 days, this treasure was lost. She snuggled up to me & asked, “Mum, do you think that if you all hadn’t prayed, I would have lost it?” “No!” I said. “I believe you lost it in answer to our prayer.” She sighed!
Roy is not sorry for her. He said that her Ipod was gaining the power of Tolkein’s ring over her.
Irene, this morning, sadly, “You know, mum, God isn’t very logical!” Then she realized that would be suggesting that she has a better mind than God (who is one person definitely and undeniably smarter than my curly-headed brilliant sweetie) said, “Oh!” stopped herself, and was sad, silent and thoughtful!
Final installment. Yay! After several months, Irene has gone back to compulsive reading, and is really enjoying it. Yay, and yay, and, to be more theological, praise God!!