It doesn’t happen often.
But when it does happen, you don’t forget it.
Several weeks ago we knock on AG’s door. We don’t know her well. She is rarely able to answer our knocks.
But this week AG is troubled enough in spirit and well enough in body to open the door.
We chat. Then ask if we can pray before we leave. Her situation is dire. She says please.
God doesn’t leave.
Weeks pass. Each week knocking, each week no answer.
Until last week. The door opens again. But it’s not AG.
It’s a lady in scrubs. She smiles and we peek in to see AG in the corner. AG doesn’t look well in body, but she looks happy in spirit.
“Remember when you prayed for me?” AG asks.
“Yes, I remember.”
Then she points to the lady in scrubs: “Meet the answer.”
I turn to the lady. We all smile. “What a beautiful answer.”
Sometimes we pray and God seems to delay. So we pray again. And again.
And maybe we’re still waiting.
But other times we ask and God answers quickly. AG said God answered our prayer the next day.
God had hung around. He made things happen.
He sent the lady in scrubs to AG.
He answered in human flesh.
He sometimes answers that way. He likes working through physical bodies, yes (John 1:14)?
- We can see those answers.
- We can touch them.
- We can talk with them.
I like those answers.
We don’t always meet a face-to-face answer to prayer.
But when we do, it’s a beautiful thing.
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What’s a recent prayer you’ve had answered? Please share in the comments.
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