This 6-Year-Old Just Brought the Throne of Grace to Bob Evans—and It’s Awesome

Parenting is hard, let’s be honest.

As a parent, you work day-in-and-day-out with your kids, hoping some of the things you’re passing on to them will stick. Whether it’s telling them to clean their room, pick up their dirty clothes or even to be kind and pray for others—the lessons never stop—and sometimes it feels a little futile.


However, every once in a while you get a glimpse of growth and maturity—when your kids blow you away with their wisdom and boldness and you think, “They’re actually getting it!”


We can only guess that’s how Kelly Garza felt when her 6-year-old son, Joshua, saw a group of police officers at the local Bob Evans in St. Petersburg, Florida, and decided to do something both brave and beautiful.

What was it?

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Well, Joshua asked if he could thank the officers for their service by praying for their safety. “He likes to pray at church, he’s a big prayer warrior,” said his mother.

It was a simple gesture, really, but one that no one else had thought of—or made the bold move to actually do.


On Kelly’s Facebook post she writes, “My sweet boy prayed over these officers, for safety and thanked them for their service.”

Placing his tiny fingers in their large hands, Joshua led these police officers to the throne of Grace—right during breakfast at Bob Evans. His mom said there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

It’s so cool to see how God uses the “little ones” to remind us how powerful a simple act of faith can actually be.