Thursday, November 15, 2012
We went to Tyler today to see my mom's prosthetic doctor. 'Mac" is a great doctor who due to polio walks with crutches. He made a fine new leg for mom and he was checking out his good work. We also went shopping as we are prone to do when we get to the big city.
All was well until...we tried to get the leg off. The button was stuck and try as we may it wouldn't come off. After several calls, Mac's technician convinced me that the liner was stuck in the pin and that I needed to pull on the leg while pressing the button. Well, I had avoided pulling as I thought it would cause Mom pain. But after one great tug off came the leg. I did however tear the "skin" which was repaired by super glue.
Such is my life. Too bad everything can't be fixed with a little super glue.
I read a great quote today...
"Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble .But since the power of prayer rests in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference."
That really relieves me of the great burden of having to intercede perfectly for someone else. Like if I don't say the right words, God's hand is kept from moving. And sometimes prayers are offered as some kind of magic incantation that will force the higher power to perform the will of man. Never shall it be. His is the Power and the Glory for ever and ever amen.
God hears and God knows and God answers in His power according to His will and in His good time - despite my inadequate ability to communicate.
1 John 5:14-15 (ESV)
14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
God bless us with confidence in His power and not in our ability to pray.