Today I was reading in Anne Lamott’s book Grace Eventually a quote from Kathleen Norris. Ms. Norris said, “Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine.” While I believe that God does answer our prayer requests, sometimes yes, sometimes no, sometimes slow; often His answer is to change us. I can’t help but think of Nick Vujicic, a man born with no arms or no legs. Like any of us in his situation he had prayed long and hard to God for a miracle of healing in his life. Instead God turned his focus outwards and made him a miracle for others. Take Daniel a small child who was born with almost the exact disability as Nick. His mother prayed to God for a sign to them that God had not forgotten them. Then they met Nick, a fully functioning man with an amazing ministry. She told Nick “You are a miracle. You are our miracle.” So when you don’t get a miracle be willing to become one.
Under His Mercy,
Derek Dickinson, Minister