I had been worrying about my youngest daughter living away from home and making some unwise dating choices. I’d been praying for her, but hadn’t received any real comfort from any of my prayers. Then in church one Sunday the woman giving the inspirational thought from the scriptures chose the Christmas Story from Luke (this was in July) and prefaced it with these words: “So, there were these shepherds, and they were watching over their lambs, just like mothers…And they were worried about them getting hurt or lost or threatened by wolves, just like mothers. When suddenly, angels appeared and at first they were afraid for their lambs, just like mothers. But the angel said, “Fear not!”
I had never heard this familiar story interpreted that way before, and I knew instantly that this was my answer: that I shouldn’t fear for her–she was in God’s capable hands; everything would be okay. I sent the woman a note thanking her for being in tune with the Spirit to be the answer to my prayers that day, and she said, “That was the wildest moment! Words and thoughts not my own came out of me! I had never looked at it that way before either!”
How have you received answers to prayers?
Day 10 of the A-Z Challenge!