Your prayer comments remind me of a tale a lady friend told me of when she was "church shopping" and after attending one new church for awhile she got testimony from a seasoned parishoner.Don't misinterpret this | I have a profound sense of awe for the Unknown, pray to the Great Spirit and respect those of Faith | But, like my cyber friend at No Milk Today, I cannot abide fools who claim that calamities suffered by others they do not know is some scourge from Gawd Amighty, that they then take perverse pleasure in that scourge, yet fail, in so doing, to recognize the unfaithfulness of their own actions |
It seems the second woman told her of a time when God had, indeed, confirmed her prayers. They experience, the parishoner explained, solidified her Faith.
And what was this? My lady friend asked.
Well, it seems the Saved woman and her husband had redecorated their dining room but that they ran out of wall paper. No more was available in the pattern they chose. So they prayed on this PRAYED on this challenge, and sought the Lord's guidance. Later that same day, she and her equally Faithful husband were walking in an antique shop and saw a really beautiful corner cupboard. They bought it and took it home. Wouldn't you know!?! It was the exact width and length needed to completely cover the unpapered wall. Their prayers had been answered!
My friend, who earned her 15 minutes of fame by getting caught on camera and televised while pregnant and being teargassed by police in the 1968 Chicago Convention police riots, was appalled. She asked back, "What the ... couldn't you pray for World Peace or something useful?"
The Saved woman, equally appalled, snapped back. "Oh no, that's impossible!"
And why is that? my friend asked.
The response? "Well, God's only Human!"
Gives one pause. My lady friend remained churchless, but of faith.