I had a much more serious topic in mind when I sat down to write this morning, the topic of forgiveness. But then as I grabbed my cell phone as I was heading out the door for work, I noticed I had two voicemails. One was from a friend who had been offered a new job . . . one closer to home, better pay . . . almost everything she had prayed for! She told me she had said a little prayer during church on Sunday asking God to lead her to a new job and went home to find a message regarding a possible job opportunity.
While we all know that our prayers don’t always get answered so quickly, it’s nice to hear these types of stories.
The quickest answer I ever got to a prayer was the night I was driving, in a snowstorm, in the dark and in unfamiliar territory. I had been visiting my daughter in upper Wisconsin and planned to visit family about two hours away. I had never met this part of the family before nor had I ever even been to their town. The radio weatherman had been warning all day about the “big snow” that was coming. But in my optimism, I thought I could beat the storm, and besides, where I was going didn’t look that far away on the map. I got a later start than I had wanted, and not too long into the drive the snow started falling . . . a lot of it . . . I was out in the middle of nowhere, and the car I had been following had turned off a while back. I was by myself. Not one to normally get too stressed out in situations like this, thoughts of my car sliding off the road and down one of the hills that I was driving through, never to be found for days, caused me to whisper a quick prayer to God for help. And a few minutes later, what “to my wondering eyes should appear?” but a snow plow . . . that not only provided a guide to follow in the blinding snow, but drove all the way to the town to which I was headed!! God was listening!
So, we’ll get back to talking about forgiveness another day. But for now, let’s hear about your answered prayer!