Thursday, August 12, 2010

Meteor Showers and Answered Prayer.

Tonight, Josh and I decided to lay in the front yard and watch the meteor shower.  It was really fun and felt very romantic and I love that Josh likes to do things like that.  We were a few minutes from going inside, but we were waiting for just one more meteor to fall.

Hesitatingly, doubtfully, I prayed to myself, "God, can you make it a big one? Like, one that streaks across the whole sky?  So I know you're really there and really hear my prayers?"

I was so filled with doubt that I didn't expect it at all.  Noticing my complete lack of faith I said again, "Lord, I believe that you hear me and I believe that you can do something so simple for me.  I'm not putting our relationship on the line or anything, but can I see just this one, small thing to know you are really there and really hear me?  I'll still believe in you if you don't, but it would be really nice if you did."




Still nothing.

Finally, Josh said, "Alright, I'm ready to go inside."

Disappointed, I agreed.  As we began our walk across the long, dark front yard I looked over at him to grab his hand because I couldn't see it.  Just then he exclaimed, "WHOA! Did you see that one?!  That was the biggest one I've seen all night!  Did you see it??"

In the short moment I had looked away from the sky to take my Joshua's hand, God answered my prayer.  Not even a second later I felt God impress this my heart: "Sometimes, I will show Josh things that you don't see.  I will answer prayers that you are praying through him, even if you miss or don't see it.  Trust Me. Trust him."

and I do.

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