“Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unreachable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).
The last few weeks have been a nightmare, physically speaking. Most days have found me either in bed, writhing in pain, or semi-comatose from the medications I’ve had to take. The pain has effected what little writing I normally would do and I find myself becoming more and more of a shut-in.
Years ago, when our children were toddlers, my husband and I went with a few of our friends to a Rock concert, by the band “Yes”. Though I wasn’t a familiar with their music, I did enjoy being with our friends. We were work-buddies and to my knowledge, I was the only Christian in the group.
The concert was held at a large auditorium (The Cow Palace, in San Francisco). Looking around at the crowds of people and their behavior, I knew I was out of place. I began silently praying. When the concert started, I focused my prayers to God about those performing on stage.
Fast forward to today. I was listening to a Christian music station and preparing to have my daily time of prayer. I was not feeling real enthusiastic and thought that I might just read a Psalm or two. The announcer on the station interrupted my thoughts as he introduced the next song and remarked that listeners might recognize one of the singers by his voice, as he formerly sang in the Rock group “Yes”.
The song of praise that followed was really quite wonderful. My eyes filled with tears as I remembered the prayers I had said so long ago. How gracious of God to remind me that He had heard my prayer.
I think of the subjects God has recently laid on my heart and I feel a spark of excitement. Even if I am not able to physically serve, I can do the important work of prayer! Just the thought of the people God may touch, because I prayed, fills me with a renewed zeal.
I’m especially thankful for the gift of prayer and for God, Who listens. What a truly wonderful God we serve!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christy Brewster and her husband live on the Oregon coast. She lives with MS and Diabetes. Her writing goal is found in Psalm 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.”