Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Answer to Prayer

I am reflective and introspective by nature. I love to reminisce and look back to see where I have been, and where I am now. I also like to look at the same process in the lives of others. The active presence, love and grace of God are so clearly evident with a little time lapse perspective.

I think back through my prayers of months past: for myself, and for others. I have seen mourning turn to dancing, hardened hearts beginning to soften. I have witnessed total transformations and subtle but significant changes as days pass. I watch children grow, and adults grow. I see those seeking balance, peace, joy.... God. And I see God stalking them, waiting for an opportunity to touch a heart.

I have seen marriages strengthened, precarious pregnancies stabilizing. I rejoice with the family of our eight year old friend who has just run for the first time following her brain surgery last September. I see in others and feel in myself the desire to go deeper still into relationship with God.

I am grateful to see answers to prayers beginning to come. Situations are changing, evolving, resolving. Many are still works in progress, and some still struggle. Some still hurt... bad.

I continue to pray without ceasing, and have faith that all things will work together for good. I have hurt and I have struggled. I have also realized, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that God has always been there, beside me - protecting me, encouraging me, loving me, guiding me. Waiting for me to acknowledge His presence and open my arms to grace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love you Linda. You bless me so much.