Hope Rising

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We want to see.

"Desolation is when things don’t work – when life, relationships, God – all seem disconnected at best.
When that happens, our natural prayers are usually variations of the word 'Why?'

Why?
Why me?
Why this?
Why this now?
Why God?


The Benedictines suggest a different question. They ask us to pray this simple prayer, 'God, what do you have for me here?'"*  

Jesus stopped and called over, "What do you want from me?"

They said, "Master, we want our eyes opened, we want to see!"

Deeply moved, Jesus touched their eyes.  They had their sight back that very instant...**

My prayer today: God, what do you have for me here? In this place. At this time. Lord, show me.  Help me to hear.  Help me to understand. Help me to see.
 

*Excerpt from Donald Miller's Storyline blog
**Mathew 20:32-34 (MSG)