Yesterday, Junior asked if I felt better and if my teeth still hurt. When I complained that yes they did, his face fell.
"I prayed that God would make you feel better and make your teeth stop hurting. I guess He said no."
Oh my! My baby boy prayed for me! That did me some good.
So I told him that God always answers prayers, sometimes He says yes, sometimes no and sometimes not yet. He looked a little confused so I went on, "It's like when you ask for candy, sometimes I say yes. If it is before lunchtime, I say not yet - you have to eat lunch first. If you just had some sugary treat then I say no." His face cleared as he understood what I was saying and felt better.
This morning he asked how I was doing and I was able to tell him I was feeling better, which was good because he had prayed again last night.