After a trying 5 weeks, most of which was spent in the intensive care unit of our local hospital, I’m now home and better than ever!
I can’t thank all of you enough – I know that your prayers had a great impact upon my recovery. Thank you for following along, and taking action when it was needed!
On the topic of prayer, I’d like to share something with you.
Did you know that every prayer is answered?
And that the answer is ALWAYS, “Yes”!
Think of it much like a river or a lake. Imagine that the sun begins to beat with unbearable heat, and the waters evaporate into rain clouds.
The soil directly beneath the clouds is parched and thirsty for water. However, the clouds yield no rain or relief from the oppressive heat.
Instead, the wind comes, and blows the clouds to a completely different area. In that area, there is no river or lake to produce rain clouds, and thus, no possibility of life-sustaining rain. In this new location, it begins to rain, and the vegetation in this place is nourished and sustained.
The people in the first place wonder, “where’s the rain? Why must we suffer without life-sustaining vegetation? Weren’t rain clouds just above head – why did the wind come and blow them away?
The people the second place exclaim, “thank G-d for the rain! It’s so wonderful – we don’t even have any water source to produce rain clouds! Hashem must have used the wind to bring us the rain clouds!”
It’s the same thing with our prayers. Hashem soaks up and “uses” EVERY prayer. Indeed, there is a positive answer for each and every one. And if at times it seems that we’re not receiving what we asked for, perhaps Hashem is “using” our prayer for someone who needs it more than us.
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