Several years ago, my brother-in-law and another Christian Brother were helping me move. Part of the move was done with a trailer covered with a tarpaulin. My brother-in-law was shaking the tarpaulin in preparation to folding it up. Somehow, it flicked his glasses off. He needed the glasses. In addition to the cost of replacing them, he needed them to drive home.
We searched the trailer, under the trailer, the adjacent shrubs and the nearby ground. The three of us searched for at least twenty to thirty minutes with no success. After a while, I realized that this was an obstacle being placed before us by the Devil. Yes, it was a relatively small matter, but it was still important. I prayed that the Lord would reveal the location of the glasses. Within two minutes the glasses were found in the shrubs that we had already searched!
Last week our Pastor had a group of young people at the camp. The kids were walking up a creek doing “an explore.” After they traversed a small rapids, they left the creek to board the bus and go home. One of the young boys was upset because he had lost his glasses in the rapids. The Pastor urged them to get on the bus and he would search for the glasses.
While walking back to the creek, the Pastor was praying to find the glasses which were so important to this young boy. He waded into the creek, reached down and immediately felt the glasses that he could not see under the water!
These were small matters, but the Most High God heard the prayers of two of His ordinary children. God hears and answers our prayers! There was no thunderclap. There was no vision. The Lord simply answered the needs of two of His children.
We are facing grave matters. Christian Brothers and Sisters are being murdered in Africa, India, Asia and the Middle East. There is the great evil of pestilence that has affected the entire world. Think about the universal, global nature of this Covid pestilence. There is the great evil of tyrannical control associated with the pestilence. There is the great evil of abortion, worldwide. There is the great evil of pedophilia and child trafficking.
I have no doubt that most, if not all, of you reading this have asked the Lord to stop these great evils. Rest assured, the Lord has heard your prayers! He will act. Of course, I do not know His plan or His timing, but He will act. I get the sense that the Lord is allowing this evil to be demonstrated so that even the most worldly, atheistic person will be repulsed by what is being revealed before us daily.
Despite the notion of friends and family that I am patient, that is not always true. I am anxious for the Lord to stop these many great evils. I take comfort in this verse from the Word of God:
“Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” – Micah 7:7
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