God Bless Her Boo Boo

Faith enjoys grocery shopping with me. She thinks it’s cool that we can “hang-out” together, especially for grocery shopping.  Faith is 4yrs going on 10!

I enjoy grocery shopping by myself; it’s like a mini holiday by myself. It’s my alone time to think and clear my head. I don’t get many opportunities to spend alone time by myself. So I look forward to my time alone shopping. I am not a fan of malls, so you will hardly catch me there.

Faith tends to slow me down whenever we go shopping, so I really have to be patient with her. She loves talking to everyone she meets; I mean everyone. It’s nothing for her to ask a total stranger what their name is and how old are they. People always respond to her very warmly. I guess they see that child-like innocence in her.

On this particular day, I was in a bit of a hurry, and I had told myself that I was going to make a mad dash in and out. Yeah, right, whom am I kidding! Anyway, off we go on our way. I told Faith that we are not going to talk to strangers today because mom is in a hurry, and I need her to cooperate with me. She agrees as she usually does!

I had a shortlist with me as I drag Faith from one aisle to another. We approached the bread aisle, and I reached for a loaf of bread. Another lady was reaching for bread, too; I noticed her right hand was bandaged.

As I put my bread in the basket and turn to catch Faith’s attention. She was talking to the lady with the bandaged hand.  I stepped closer to give her a nod to move on. I heard her said to the lady, “what happened to your hand.” The lady told her that she had an accident.

Ok, let’s go now. I thought to myself impatiently.

The next words that came out of Faith’s mouth brought me to my senses.

Faith asked the lady, “Can I pray for your hand.’’

The lady – smiled and answered. Yes, you may.

At this time, the people around us stopped and watched. It was like the world stopped as we watched Faith.

Faith laid her hands on the lady’s bandaged right hand, and she prayed as follows.

”God bless her boo-boo and heal her in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

I stood in amazement and proud of the special moment I had just been a part of.

The lady asked Faith her name and if she can hug Faith. I moved closer and introduced myself to the lady. We exchanged pleasantries and went our ways.

I was shocked, excited, and proud of Faith for having the boldness and confidence to pray for the lady.

Once I got over myself, I asked Faith, “why did you pray for that lady.”

Faith answered – Mom, because she has a boo-boo!

I felt stupid for even asking, isn’t that obvious enough, duh! I pretty much slowed down, taking in what had happened in the store. I saw the lady with the bandaged hand first, but it didn’t occur to me to pray for her. I was so focused on getting my shopping done and was not paying attention to my surrounding.

God used a 4 years old girl to remind me to slow down. Also, God showed me that He would use anyone, even a 4 years old that can’t quote scripture.

Question ~ are you like me, too busy wrapped up in your own world and not paying attention to the needs of others around you?

About Buky

Buky is a ''Desperado after God". She is married to Adey and together they are raising 3 amazing children. She is a natural encourager, loves sharing practical experiences with others. She enjoys writing, reading, dabbling in stock trading, hanging out with friends and serving the body of Christ.


  1. hmmmm. Thank God for using “Faith”…I need to channel my inner “Faith” too. God bless ur little girl…I feel proud of her like she were mine. 

    • Doyin, We are so proud of her too. I wasnt doing anything like that even in my teens! I guess the next time i we go shopping i better make sure she doesnt beat me to it, LOL.

      • Awwww! May God heal all of our boo boos. I am so very proud of Faith. May God help us learn through everyone one around us and even everything around us. I need that type of boldness and confidence to touch other people’s life. Thanks for sharing with us!

      • Blimey. Isnt it amazing how God teaches us adult thru a child? I pray that we never get too busy that we wont notice the hurting people around us. What a simple prayer – May God heal all of our boo boos, AMEN!

  2. Had a good laugh and so proud of Faith. Seriously, that message is for me. Been so wrapped up in getting lots of things done this year and not paying attention so some ”important things”. Thanks for sharing this and say thanks to Faith. God bless her.

  3. Really inspiring and encouraging the value you have invested in Faith. You have a treasure in her. God bless her.

    • Faithdames, thank you for your comment. Faith is inspiring me now. So little yet God uses all our children to teach us valuable lesson. My prayer is that all our hard work and investments into our children will be for our gain in the end, Amen.

  4. Wow, really inspiring, Aunty Buky, you have to give us insight into parenting maybe somehow there’s an ingredient you threw in somewhere that helped Faith to attain this level of “Faith”. God bless your daughter

    • Oladeji, only God can teach us how to raise godly children. One thing we have found to be true is that children love to copy their parents. So as parents if we pray in front of them and we pray for our children, they in turn do the same to others.

    • Oladeji, only God can teach us how to raise godly children. One thing we have found to be true is that children love to copy their parents. So as parents if we pray in front of them and we pray for our children, they in turn do the same to others.

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