Thursday, May 1, 2008

Prayer

One thing that is amazing in my life is prayer. It's helped me a lot. Sometimes it's confusing when prayers aren't answered the way you want them to be. But I am reading a book and it had an analogy in it that is really good.

The book I'm reading is Letters From A Skeptic. It is letters that a father and son sent to each other. The son's a Christian and the father's not. The son the trying to teach his dad about God. So his dad ask questions and the son answers them. It is an intersting book but it is hard for me to read. But a part stuck out.

I don't remember exactly what it was but it was like an American family was living in Europe during WWI or WW2. And their dad/husband was the general of the American forces and there is a battle around where the house is. The family has a radio to communicate with the general. They ask for supplies and say that they are hurt. But if the father goes to help them thousands might die. He can see the big picture but they can't. All they see is what is outside the small windows of the cottage. The general would like the help the family, he loves them, but he can tell what is happening in the whole battle and he knows what is best. It may be hard for him.

God's our father and He cares for us. But He can see the whole picture and we can't. We can only see a small part. He loves us and wants to help us but he knows what is best. We may not understand why our cries and prayers aren't being answered but there is a reason.

I hope that made sence. It really was amazing for me to read that. I hope it is the same way for you.

3 comments:

Mellimaus said...

That's a really good point...

This is slightly not what you were talking about, but God amazes me--he answers prayers and is so faithful. (as an example) I just prayed that I would find a book I misplaced that I have to return to a friend of mine. I looked in my room and happened to find it right away! He's awesome.

Yes, I'd still like to join the blog. My email is jcftw28@gmail.com.....it's actually an email I use for my dog's blog, but I can't use the email for my own blog, because it's my friends....long story, anyway, it may end up that my name is 'abby' and I'm a dog...but I'm not sure. :D

Zoe said...

lol! Okay. I'll send you the invitation in a few minutes.

mitzi said...

Yeah, that was really cool to read!

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